Hispanic Heritage Month: The 500 Year Old Latino Footprint in America
Before the United States became official, Latinos were living in what would soon become this American country.
And since then, the Latino population has escalated as traditional demographics began to shift. At one time, only present in a few distinct regions, the Hispanic population has begun to spread out, changing things dramatically.
The southeast part of the country, for example, once had a Latino scarcity. It is now full of large Latino communities, and this change continues.
Unlike other American immigrants such as Italians, Irish, Poles, and Jews of Eastern Europe, Latinos were since long-settled in the United States far before the Declaration of Independence was ever formed.
Did you know that for 500 years, Latinos have lived in the land of the United States?