What is the origin of the modern population of North America?
The origin of the peoples of North America, as well as of the peoples of South America, is the history of the development and settlement of continents by Europeans. If in the colonization of South America the Spaniards and the Portuguese took the greatest part, then North America was inhabited by the British, Irish, French, Germans, Spaniards. Among the settlers were Ukrainians and Russians. The indigenous population of North America consisted of “American Indians”, so named with the light hand of H. Columbus and his companions, convinced that in 1492 they opened the way to India and met the Indians.
In the southern regions of the United States, the African American descendants of slaves exported from Africa and sold to sugar and cotton plantations in the southern states of America played and are playing a significant role in the formation of the American people.