Originally Posted by nyuk nyuk
We didn't allow citizenship from "all around the world" until after 1960. If you aren't aware of that, you must be VERY young. Melting pot before the 60s meant European immigration shedding their European culture and melting into the WASP cultural whole in the US, as that demographic were the majority founding culture of this country and represented common US culture. If you doubt it, merely look at the history of US immigration law.
All those thousands of Chinese who came to America in the 19th century joined the "...WASP cultural whole"? Not to mention the Italians, Jews, Irish, etc etc etc
I'll bet they'd be shocked to hear that.