The Germans (We Came to North America)

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Introduces the history of the Germans in America and discusses why they came to America, where they settled, and the culture and traditions they brought with them.

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Gregory Nickles is an oft-published author of non-fiction children's texts. His works include a variety of titles about animals, science, U.S. history, and countries of the world. A graduate of Fine Arts, his interests extend to creative works including theater and music.

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Traditions and Festivals Over the last 300 years, German immigrants and their descendants have often celebrated the traditions and holidays of their homelands. Many of their customs and festivals in turn were adopted by other North Americans. One of the most famous and widespread German traditions is decorating an evergreen tree at Christmas, the Christian holiday that celebrates Christ's birth. The tree, which stays green all winter, represents Christ's promise of eternal life to his followers.

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