Today, more Americans claim German ancestry than claim ancestry
from any other ethnic group. Driven by overpopulation, poverty, and constant
warfare among neighboring religious factions, large-scale emigration
from Germany occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries. Once in
America, German immigrants found prosperity in farming, industry, and
science. Germans played a considerable role in shaping agricultural life in
America, and-as demonstrated by popular festivals and celebrations such
as Oktoberfest and German-American Day-German culture continues to
have a strong influence in the fabric of American society.
ALL CONTENTS ON THIS SITE ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT. USERS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO MODIFY, DISTRIBUTE, PUBLISH, TRANSMIT OR CREATE DERIVATIVE WORKS OF ANY MATERIAL FOUND ON THIS SITE FOR ANY PUBLIC OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.