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     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 7 to 9
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   8.68

     challenging words:    aggressor, boot-shaped, virtual, census, all-American, economic, passageway, homeland, dressing, tourist, government, battle, provided, history, interesting, well-known
     content words:    United States, Central Powers, World War, Nazi Germany, World War II, Rhine Valley, Middle Ages, Pennsylvania German, Rhine River

By Sharon Fabian

1     When you study United States history, you usually learn two facts about Germany. Germany was one of the Central Powers, our enemies in World War I, and Nazi Germany was our enemy in World War II.
2     These two well-known facts give us a picture of Germany as nothing more than an evil aggressor, but that is only one part of a bigger picture. The whole picture includes so much more. For one thing, it includes many, many German-Americans. In fact, more Americans claim ancestors from Germany than from any other country. According to the 2000 census, 43 million Americans claimed German ancestors. That was 15% of the total American population!
3     Germans have been part of the American population for 300 years. The first group of German settlers arrived on the ship called Concord in 1683. They came from the Rhine Valley in Germany and settled around Philadelphia. They came for religious freedom and for economic freedom. They were farmers and craftsmen.

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