Heritage and the Immigrant Community in the United States: A Short Analysis

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Heritage Assessment and the Immigrant Community in the United States: A Short Analysis America is a nation of immigrants. This country was settled, built, and grown by immigrants. In other words, cultural diversity is not only a part of America, it is what makes America; in other words, it is the very definition of this country. The immigrant community in the U.S., however, is increasing daily, and with it must come a sense of self-analysis and introspection, so as to understand how immigrants make the fabric of the nation, as well as how they interact within their communities, and between communities made of immigrants and non-immigrants. In order to find out the answers to such questions, it is important to conduct self-assessment tests, such as the one that is the basis of this study. The paper below will thus describe further the usefulness of a heritage assessment and will summarize what is learned from such a test, as well as how other immigrant families can be evaluated based on afore-mentioned elements. America is very much culturally diverse, as mentioned above, and thus, to repeat, heritage assessments are useful because they provide for an understanding of the different ethic groups that live in America for the population as a whole, but also provide for an introspection for those populations. The heritage assessment utilized in this study contained 29 questions, most of which were composed of one or more parts, and all of which contained a choice of either

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