What Type of American Are You?

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  1. Palatka51

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    Our nation has just elected our first "African-American" President. With that in mind it would be interesting to note that if you were elected POTUS what type of hyphenated American would you be? And would you be the first of your hyphenated type?

    For example;
    I would possibly be the first Scottish-Irish-Welsh-Anglo-Saxon-German-Jew- American, President. :thumbs: :godisgood:
     
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    Scots, French-Canadian, Irish, & Canadian Indian/American.
     
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    I'm just a plain ol American, was born here and everything.....But there are people around here that would call me a "Cracker"

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    This thread is in jest Reformer. I consider myself absolutely 100% American. However as a take from Salty's thread it would be humorous to note just how the press would announce you to the world if your were the first American of your type elected POTUS. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    German-Irish-Welsh-American here
     
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    I would be a French-German-AMERICAN, but I would have to go back to the 1600's to get to some of that.

    There's probably some other countries in my background but I don't know what it is.

    The French hald did spend about one generation in England.
     
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    I would be the first Turkish, English, Irish, Native American president.
     
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    In that case I am a Mutt-American.
    In fact, I said in a race relations class once, and someone said it offended them!
     
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    I am 1/2 American Indian - the rest has French-Scottish-Dutch-English and goodness knows what else. I've got a chart somewhere . . .
     
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    See that Bro. Curtis! I knew there was something I liked about him..so much Canadian.

    I can't claim any part of North America!

    Cheers,

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    I would be a Cajun-American---Born and raise in the "Red Stick" city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    There's never been a Cajun-American in the White House, has there????

    Well, by golly---------THERE NEEDS TO BE!!!!!!!!!
     
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    I would be another "Mutt-American", since I have French, Scottish, Irish, German, and who knows what else in me.

    Any Cagle family members out there? I am descended from one Friedreich Kegler, who came to the New World in the early 1600s, and from whom many (if not all) American Cagles descended. This is my maternal grandmother's family.

    Add to that the Simmons side, who can be traced back to one Captain Charles Simmons, listed as a Patriot in the late 1700s, in Virginia. This is my maternal grandfather's side. I was the son of an adopted man, and have no knowledge or record of HIS heritage (to the loss of those who would like to know more). Mix in the many other parts of the family(Foster, Denham, Mayes, Burns, etc), and I can claim that I am a true MUTT! :laugh:

    Bill :godisgood:
     
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    Armenian-American
     
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    Blackbird 2012 :applause:
     
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    I am 100% AMERICAN, but I have a German, English ancestry (95% German).

    I have a stupid question...

    How can Obama call himself an African-American if he was born in Hawaii?

    Inquiring minds want to know... LOL
     
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    I would be a French, British, Sioux Indian president. :thumbs:
     
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    1/2 German, 1/4 Pennsylvania Dutch, and 1/4 mixed UK. But since the PA Dutch is basically German, I identify as German-American, lest anyone think I'm Amish.
     
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    Maybe because his father was African?
     
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    Hey, I would be the first WVian...
     

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