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Old 06-28-2016, 01:31 PM
 
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I think most white Americans would be a mixture of mainly German, British and Irish descent
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Old 06-28-2016, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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Interesting thread. I'm mostly Native American (Choctaw, Navajo, and Cherokee) and have also been able to trace back my English ancestry, that was quite fascinating.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:16 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Interesting thread. I'm mostly Native American (Choctaw, Navajo, and Cherokee) and have also been able to trace back my English ancestry, that was quite fascinating.
Awesome.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:31 PM
 
Location: Boston
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I think most white Americans would be a mixture of mainly German, British and Irish descent
You would be correct. Italian heritage is also very prevalent in certain parts of the country.
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Old 06-28-2016, 09:36 PM
 
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You would be correct. Italian heritage is also very prevalent in certain parts of the country.
As well as Eastern European ancestry.
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Old 06-28-2016, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Boston
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As well as Eastern European ancestry.
ehhh I don't know, I think Scandinavian Ancestry is more prevalent than Eastern European, no?
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Old 06-29-2016, 02:50 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, MN
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I've always wondered that too.. Irish ancestry and German ancestry are often proudly proclaimed. I guess people assume WASP when they think of English-Americans.
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:50 AM
 
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ehhh I don't know, I think Scandinavian Ancestry is more prevalent than Eastern European, no?
Slavic Americans are about 18 million (6 % of the population) while Scandinavian Americans are 12 million (3,8%)
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:28 AM
 
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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We can go on about what percentage English vs other groups exist in this nation but in the end it is the British influence that counts.
1. We speak English
2. Our culture is based in the British culture that was brought here
3. Our government is largely based off of British ideas
4. Our laws are based off British law.
5. Our nation shares a huge amount of cultural commonality with our sibling Anglo nations of Canada, Australia, New Zealand and of course the UK.


Given these undisputable facts we must admit that America was built upon a good solid British base. If you are a black American your blood may be African but your culture is Anglo. If you are an Italian American the same is true. If You are a German American only your blood is German, your culture is still Anglo. All the people of this nation who came here from somewhere else adopted our dominant Anglo culture. Of course we are not identical to the mother country, we have taken their culture and put an American spin on it. The Canadians, Australians and New Zealanders have all put their own spin on the Anglo culture as well, but all in all we share that heritage given to us by the British.


I don't understand why anyone would want to diminish this link to our founding culture. It is part of our history, and the history of Britain is part of our history. We Americans should be proud of what we come from. We can be patriotic, proud of our revolution, proud of standing up to the King, BUT still be proud of our British heritage. It is that British heritage that has made us what we are.
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Old 06-29-2016, 04:34 AM
 
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Most Americans now, I guess, from looking at CD and ethnic celebs seem to be aware of English/British descent but as a Briton we were too often portrayed as aristocrats and bullying in history, especially Ireland, and losing the Americas. We arn't that bad really, very down to earth
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