AP U.S. History Exam 1.53. What had the biggest impact on the population figures represented in the map?
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What had the biggest impact on the population figures
represented in the map right here?
And here are your potential answers.
[ mumbles ]
Okay, well what exactly are we looking for here?
According to the key, - no, this kind of key right here -
the darker colors on the map correspond to a higher percentage of
foreign-born population. So let's see what made these
particular places hot to trot for globetrotters.
Could the population figures represented in the map have
been impacted by the A - loosening of immigration restrictions?
Hmm. Well, there wasn't any substantial
change to immigration policy during the 1990s,
so there must have been a different reason for these worldly arrivals.
Were these population figures a result of B -
unemployment in the Midwest and Great Plains?
Well, unemployment in those regions could have forced people
to flee to the coast, but there wasn't a rising
tide of interstate migration among immigrants at this time.
So that puts B and C out to sea. [ chuckles ]
Which means these population figures were primarily caused
by D - a rise in immigration from Latin America and Asia.
See how those blue boxes are concentrated along California
and the Southwest border? Well, that suggests immigrants
born in Asia and Latin America chose areas of the U.S.
closest to their home countries. So D is the right answer.
For much of the foreign-born population, the West coast
was all clear for starting a new life in the United States.
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