2) English and Dutch arrived in America 200-400 years ago
African Americans came here as slaves 300-400 years ago.
Most immigrants came to America 100 years ago from Europe
Hispanics and Asians are biggest immigrant groups today
C) Working in America 1) Native Americans were hunters and gatherers---you got paid in food! 2) The American colonists were mostly farmers in 1600- 1800s.
3) Late 1800s workers lived in cities and worked in factories (called BLUE COLLAR WORKERS)
4) Today we have SERVICE ECONOMY—we earn money by providing a service such as lawyers, accountants etc. (called WHITE COLLAR WORKERS) Can you name some service jobs?
II. American Values and Institutions A) What are VALUES? Big ideas about what is good/bad that most people agree with?
2) Americans share many of the same values a) freedom b) tolerance c) Democracy d) equality e) pizza
3) Popular Sovereignty a) Americans believe that government rules with the consent of the people b) Wait, how do we give our consent???? 1) ELECTIONS-we vote for who we want to lead us. 2) MAJORITY RULE---Whoever has the most votes gets to lead.