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Asian, Jewish & Middle Eastern Americans - Chapter Summary
Our informative lessons on cultural diversity cover Jewish, Middle Eastern and Asian Americans, as well as East Indian Americans and their history in the U.S. Topics include the demographics and culture of Chinese and Filipinos in America, as well as the culture of both groups. After you finish this chapter, you should be able to:
- Give some facts about Japanese Americans
- Discuss the religion embraced by Korean Americans
- Outline the history of Southeast Asian Americans
- Detail the heritage and history of Jewish Americans
- Explain immigration from the Middle East to the U.S.
These lessons and quizzes make test prep or catching up in class simple and fun. Each professionally designed lesson is accompanied by a quiz that you can use to test your understanding before moving on in the chapter. You can take your time and review the lessons over again as many times as you need to in order to master these topics. Studying is easy with our mobile-friendly materials, accessible 24 hours a day.
1. East Indian Americans: History & Culture
In this lesson, we'll look at the three waves of immigration that brought the Indian American population to the three million people living here today. Find out why they came and what cultural aspects they brought with them to enrich American life.
2. Chinese Americans: Demographics, History & Culture
For a variety of reasons, many Chinese people have emigrated to the United States, bringing their ancient and complex culture with them. This lesson explores the periods of immigration and the challenges that Chinese immigrants have faced.
3. Filipino Americans: Demographics, History & Culture
In this lesson, we'll learn about Filipino Americans. We'll learn about the history of their immigration to the United States, how they helped build the country we know today, and about their current culture and population in America.
4. Japanese Americans: History & Facts
Japanese Americans have immigrated to the United States since the 1880's. This lesson will detail their history of immigration, obstacles they have faced, and the current demographics of this population.
5. Korean Americans: Religion, History & Culture
What caused Korean American immigration to the US, and what does the population look like now? This lesson focuses on the Korean American population, how they came to the US, what religion they practice and how their culture has survived.
6. Southeast Asian Americans: History, Demographics & Traditions
Who are Southeast Asian Americans? This lesson looks at a group of people who have immigrated to the US from eleven different Asian nations. Learn why they immigrated to the US, and some issues they face.
7. Jewish Americans: History, Heritage & Culture
This lesson looks at the Jewish American population and evaluates how they came to be in the US and how they have fared since they came. The waves of immigration are detailed and the issues that Jewish Americans face are discussed.
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Other chapters within the UExcel Cultural Diversity: Study Guide & Test Prep course
- Introduction to Culture
- Culture-Related Concepts
- Social Construction & Power
- Categories of Social Difference
- Ideologies of Social Difference
- Stratification of Difference in Society
- Direct & Indirect Discrimination
- Theories of Prejudice
- Relations in the Multicultural Society
- Native Americans in the U.S.
- African Americans in the U.S.
- Latin Americans in the U.S.
- Collective Responses to Dominance & Inequality
- Inequality & Key Social Movements
- Dominance & Legislative Processes
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