Puerto Rican-Americans

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Overview According to the Census Bureau reports, as of 2006, roughly 15% of the United States population is Hispanic – which is about 43 million people. To the naked eye, you may believe that this ethnic group is the same throughout, but just as African Americans are different, so are the Hispanic people. I will explore the Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, and Brazilian-Americans. Mexican- American1 The history of the Mexican-American people spans over more than four hundred years and varies from region to region throughout the United States. This Hispanic group at one time had the greatest population in the states that formerly belonged to Mexico – which included California, Arizona, New Mexico,…show more content…
This Hispanic group is somewhat different from all of the other Hispanic groups because their culture originates from a Spanish-Indian background. Puerto Rican-Americans face the same stereotypes regarding employment and economics as other Hispanic groups. Puerto Rican-Americans are bilingual as they speak both Spanish and English – which is taught at an early age. Since Puerto Rico is a territory of the United States, there are American influences on the island of Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican-American does not require a work visa (green card) to live or work in the United States as other Hispanic groups…show more content…
The most Omni-present between each culture is the strong bond to their native traditions and language. Their family life appears to be the most important factor in each group, and the majority of the groups practiced the Catholic religion. Each group is has faced poverty on some type of level, and this alone has cause them all to have to migrate to the United States for a better life. The most important thing about each group is that they are able to trace their heritage, and know their ethnic history. This alone makes them work harder because they know from where they came, and can look forward to better conditions and a brighter
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