University of Phoenix Material
Multicultural Matrix and Analysis Worksheet
Part I: Select and identify six groups in the left-hand column. Complete the matrix.
Part II: Write a summary.
Part III: Format references consistent with APA guidelines.
Part I: Matrix
What is the group’s history in the United States? What is the group’s population in the United States? What are some attitudes and customs people of this group may practice? What is something you admire about this group’s people, lifestyle, or society?
1. The German Americans are the largest singles source of ancestry of individuals that are in the United States today. The German Americans settled in the United States in the late 1700’s, they came because of their religious dissenters such as the Amish who were attracted by the proclaiming of religious freedom. Even though the German Americans started coming in the late 1700’s it wasn’t until the 1830’s through 1890 the German immigrant population represented one quarter of the immigration. During World War I most of the German Americans distanced themselves away from their home land, by the ending of the twentieth century the animosity that was towards Germany fell distant. That is because of John F. Kennedy being in Berlin in 1963 and Ronald Reagan in 1987 and they both spoke of uniting Germany. Present days the immigration from Germany is between 5,00 and 10,00 annually. Some customs that the Germany Americans may practice still while in America would be their language. They would even continue to cook their dishes, and open up German bakery stores. Something that I admire of the German Americans would be that even though the Germans in their homeland did horrific things during World War I and World War II, they didn’t act upon it. They stayed true to themselves by being the German Americans they chose to be by coming to the United States.
2. The Irish Americans came to the United States because of the Protestants that dominated in the early Irish immigration to the colonies even though these Presbyterians that were from Ireland were of Scottish descent. This is what motivated the Irish to move to a free land in North America, which is complete opposite of Ireland. The Irish Americans population goes back to the 1600’s and it reflects diversity based on the time of entry, their settlement area, and their religion. The arrivals of immigrant Irish is relatively slight, it is only accounting for 1,000 legal arrives. Some of the Irish Americans still enjoy the symbolic ethnicity of food, dance, and music. The Gaelic language is very limited and only offered to a fewer than 30 colleges. They as well as everyone in America still enjoy celebrating St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which is when everyone seems to be Irish. What I admire about them is that they still take joy of celebrating a holiday that is fun and exciting. It brings everyone together for one day and having them think that they are Irish for the day.
3. The Italian Americans created their very own social history but not the typical of every nationality but instead it offers an insight into the White ethnic experience. The Italians immigrated during the colonial period, they came from highly differentiated land because the Italian states did not unify as one nation, so that is why they escaped foreign domination until 1848. The mass immigration of the Italians started in the 1880’s and peaking in the first 20 years of the twentieth century. At that time the Italian Americans accounted for one fourth of European immigrants. The migrating Italians mostly came from rural southern Italy, the Mezzogiorno, and they were landless peasants. When the Italians first came they began to construct a social identity as a nationality group. As opposed to viewing themselves in terms of their village or province. The Italian Americans began to get rid of their old