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Chapter 5, 6, & 12

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Chapter 5, 6, & 12 SOCI 3422

Denisa Johnson
University of Memphis

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Some of the words are not filled in completely. This study guide is everything I heard the professor say unless I have put that some of the information is from the PowerPoint she gave us.
Racial/Ethnic Minorities
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Date Created: 09/25/16
Chapter 5  America’s indigenous people   Royalists, Puritans, Quakers  Royalists: Own big land, came in from Virginia, dedicated to monarchy, part of civil war, believed in political domination.  Quakers: In Pennsylvania & Philadelphia, brought in other religion & people, not much in warfare, religion based on respect, calm group, very plain, intense working.  Puritans:  Examples of xenophobia   Know-Nothing movement of the 1850’s  Created terrorist attacks. Discriminatory towards the Jewish. Released hate campaigns with brutal force.  Jamestown, Plymouth  Became the aristocracy, very loyal to standards of England  Push Pull factors   Dutch influence  Easy adaptation to other dominant groups,  Louisiana Purchase   Germans  Groups that collect money & send families over to do business. 1840’s went to Texas. Has great Oktoberfest’s, became ranchers, farmers & had German names. Wisconsin in the 1850’s, they made cheese.  Ulster Irish, Irish Catholic, Molly Maguire’s  Molly Maguire: Fight fire with fire. Organized unions was dangerous. Pinkerton guards hired by owners of factories & mines. They fled the mines and factories. Terrorist group!!  Irish and US politics  Irish: Group that was persecuted the most. Most brutal response of a group coming to America. Had rebellion against the Brits.  Scotts and Protestant Ethic Chapter 5  Protestant ethics. Hard work, frugality, stingy, honest. Scots gave us the holiday Halloween. Second largest holiday of money being spent.  Thomas Jefferson’s nationality  Welsh  Conflict Theorist and split labor market   US and Judicial System and English Common Law   Make up of the top elite today  Affluent, white, Anglo protestant men, Europeans, white protestant Chapter 6 Social Darwinism  Sojourners  Came to the new world, workers at slaughter houses, coal fields. Child Labor  Was a common place, children working. Russian immigration after the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution  Immigration dropped sharply while the communists were in power. In 1993-2003, more than 175,000 immigrants came to the U.S. Ukrainians  Big farmers, after WW2, they were given to the Russian. Honky  Gypsies  Most elusive ethnic group we got, they moved around, Hitler killed about 500,000. They don’t think it’s wrong to steal from you. Opposed from our general stereotype. They do auto body repair. Like to travel a lot. Marry between 12-16 years old. Above waist is clean, below waist is dirty. Italian Americans  One of the earliest explorers (Columbus). Extreme hostility towards the Italian immigrants that sometimes thad to violence. 18 Amendment and Italian Americans  Greeks  Never expected to stay long in the U.S. when migrated. Male’s traveled away more than the women did. When a male travel, they usually go back to their wife’s & children. Chapter 6 Armenians and civil rights  Armenians: Almost 1 million Armenians take up California. Mostly patrilineal (traces the father side). More educated. Traveled to the U.S. for religion, political rights, & economic reasons. Was very well known targets in the Muslim area for being Christians.  Civil rights: Went on strike in Jamestown 1619. House of Burgesses gave full colonist’s rights. Chapter 6 Married women and work  Norms said that married women shouldn’t work outside of their homes. Their jobs was to take care of the house, kids, and husband. Urban vs rural background of immigrants  Chapter 12 Religious diversity  More diverse country according to religion.  Christian 83%, immigration Protestant vs Catholic in the US  Catholics- Prejudice by the protestants. The Native Americans are very spiritual Catholics coming to America against Catholicism.  63 million Roman Catholics make up the U.S. today. KKK membership  Lynching  Blacks, Jewish, Catholics  Burns crosses Matrilineal, Patrilineal  Matrilineal: Tracing your mother side  Patrilineal: Tracing your father side  They say if you have a Jewish mother, you’re Jewish!! Jewish religion  Come to American with a whole family. Original ones are from Germany.  Prejudice & discriminate of Jews- Anti-Semitic feelings Mormons and controversy  Joseph Spear wrote the book of Mormons to add onto the Bible. He was harassed in New York & Ohio. Went to Missouri (had slaves), but got ran out. Went to Illinois & realized they had more than one wife, 1847 out in Utah trying to find a house. Quit having legal polygamy. Islam, Arabs, Five Pillars (CAME STRAIGHT FROM POWERPOINT)  There is no God but the one God: Allah; Muhammad is his messenger  Ritual Prayers  Alms to the poor  Ramadan  Pilgrimage to Mecca Amish Chapter 12  English is second language. There are 180,000 Amish people today. Very successful entrepreneurs. Style has been the same for 280 years. Rastafarians  Experimented prejudice & harassment. Hair mostly worn in dreadlocks to symbol power, freedom, unity & defiance. Chapter 12 Santeríans  New religion in the U.S., 70% of Cubans practice it already. Hinduism  More than 1 million Hindu’s live in America. Religion – Structural functional, Conflict, Symbolic Interactionist 


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