experiences and backgrounds of various ethnicities settling in America. He paints a clear picture
of both the uniqueness and similarities of the ethnicities through politics, social norms, economic
conditions, education, and cultural history.Choose 2 ethnic groups mentioned and described in Ethnic America.
The Jews and The Germans
Explain/answer the following for each.
What were the circumstances that led the ethnic group to come to America
Give background and history of the ethnic group’s culture. Paint a picture of the country
of origin and be clear as to why that group made the decision to come to America
Give detailed account of what occurred when the ethnic group first arrived in America,
ex. How was this ethnic group treated?
What was different about this group?
Discuss politics, education, occupational differences, leadership, social conditions etc.,
for each ethnicity
What were some of the biggest challenges facing this ethnic group? Why?
How did this ethnic group contribute to American society?
Compare and contrast the ethnic groups you chose. Explain how they are similar and how
they are different.
Finally give your opinion and overview, reflect on the descriptions of the ethnic groups
given to you by Thomas Sowell. Put yourself in that time, how would you have built a
better life for yourself in America? What would you have done differently?