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Latin Americans in the U.S. - Chapter Summary
In this chapter on Latin Americans in the United States, engaging lessons cover subjects like the size of the Dominican population in the United States and what caused major eras of Mexican emigration. You can also get a clearer understanding of geographic regions most impacted by Cuban emigration. After going through the lessons, you should be able to do the following:
- Recall five theories concerning Latin American migration to the United States
- Discuss the history of Cuban Americans and major eras of emigration to the United States.
- Recount obstacles that Dominican Americans face as immigrants
- Discuss the history, culture, and politics of Mexican Americans
- Explain the relationship the United States has with Puerto Rico as a commonwealth
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1. Causes of Latin American Migration to the United States
This video examines the causes of Latin American migration to the United States. In particular, we look at 5 theories of Latin American migration and highlight them with examples of different kinds of Latin American migration.
2. Cuban Americans: History, Culture & Discrimination
Cuban Americans are one of the major Latino groups in the United States. In this lesson, we'll look at their history and experiences in the USA, and see how it's changed over time.
3. Dominican Americans: History, Religion & Culture
In this lesson, we'll discuss Dominican Americans, one of the nation's many ethnic groups. Find out why the first Dominicans immigrated to America, what they believe, and what is believed about them.
4. Puerto Rican Americans: History, Politics & Culture
In this lesson, we'll learn more about our Puerto Rican American neighbors. Learn how the U.S. took possession of the island, what brought Puerto Ricans to the mainland, and their contributions to America's cultural landscape.
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