Filed under: Freedom, History, The United States | Tags: A New Nation, The New Americans, The U.S. Census
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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