Why is America called a “melting pot”?

Except for Native Americans and slaves from Africa, the United States is a nation of people who left their home country looking for a better life (called immigrants). As a result, the population of the United States is made up of a mixture of people from different countries, such as France, Ireland, China, Brazil, and Mexico. For this reason, the United States is sometimes called the “melting pot.” The next time you are in class, look around. Everyone around you is different. Although your classmate may have been born in the United States, at some point, that person’s family left their home country and came to the United States.


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