American Elephants


Here’s Who We Were in 1790, According to the Census. by The Elephant's Child

In the census of 1790, only 60 percent of the white population of over three million remained English in ancestry. (1,800,000)

700 thousand were of African descent.

Tens of thousands were native Indians;

All the peoples of Europe were present in the country.

  • 9 percent German,
  • 8 percent were Scots
  • 6 percent were Scots-Irish
  • 4 percent were Irish
  • Over 3 percent Dutch
  • the remainder: French, Swedes, Spanish, and people of unknown ethnicity

From Gordon S. Wood: Empire of Liberty

 

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