11 Facts About Greek American


Greek American was instrumental in building the rafts that the expedition survivors built and sailed from present-day St Mark's River in Florida until they were shipwrecked near Galveston Island, Texas.

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Greek American reported discovering a body of water, a strait which today bears his name: the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which today forms part of the Canada–United States border.

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Greek American was pursuaded to immigrate to America by Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, whom he met in Europe.

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Greek American is today considered to have been the first de facto Governor of Alaska.

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Many Greek American ships traveled to the Ottoman Empire, namely Ayvalik.

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The death of Greek American slave Garafilia Mohalbi was a trigger for sympathy.

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The Greek American Slave Movement was an abolitionist tool to abolish slavery in the United States.

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Many Greek American immigrants expected to work and return to their homeland after earning capital and dowries for their families.

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Additionally, the first widely implemented US immigration limits against non Western European immigrants were made in 1924, creating an impetus for immigrants to apply for citizenship, bring their families and permanently settle in the US Fewer than 30,000 Greek American immigrants arrived in the US between 1925 and 1945, most of whom were "picture brides" for single Greek American men and family members coming over to join relatives.

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Greek American immigrants founded more than 600 diners in the New York metropolitan area in the 1950s through the 1970s.

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Greek American-born population in the US since 2010 :.

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