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View Poll Results: Does the location of a state change as the demographics of that state changes?
Yes, Georgia, NC and NY are going to become western states soon as the mexican population increases 3 9.38%
No, a Southern State is Southern because it is in the South, no matter who moves there 22 68.75%
I don't know 5 15.63%
I live by misconceptions, so I am going by what the crowd says today 2 6.25%
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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NO!! Texas had an influx of Germans fresh from Germany during revolusions in Germany in the mid 18th century. It had little to do with migration from the east coast.

Germans were once the largest ethnic group in Texas and there were even talks of making German the official language of Texas.

Germans now are the 3rd largest ethnic grp in Texas.

Texas is almost 20% German with 3 Million residents claiming german descent.
Lots of Germans but they are all over the good ol usa
never new the large influx in texas so thanks for the information
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Old 07-22-2011, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Up on the moon laughing down on you
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Lots of Germans but they are all over the good ol usa
never new the large influx in texas so thanks for the information
yeah, a lot of people are under the impression that they were here due to domestic migration but most entered the United States via Galveston island which served as Texas's version of Ellis Island.

They came directly from Germany and set up many German towns, that is why Texas has such a rich German heritage (it was not diluted by domestic influence).

Texas even had a German belt.

Believe it or not the second most spoken language in Texas in the 1800 after German was Czech.
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