Old Stock Americans
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Old Stock Americans, Old Pioneer Stock, or Anglo-Americans are people who are descended from the original settlers of the Thirteen Colonies, of mostly British ancestry, who immigrated in the 17th and the 18th centuries.
|Regions with significant populations|
|Christianity (primarily Protestantism)|
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|Old Stock Canadians, British, English, Scots, Welsh, Ulster-Scots|
Between 1700 and 1775, the overwhelming majority of immigrants to the colonies (around 75%) were British immigrants of varying ethnic backgrounds such as English, Scottish, Irish (Scots-Irish) and Welsh. Populations of Germans, Dutch and others arrived with other colonial efforts but the majority were British.
Until the late 20th century, Old Stock Americans dominated American culture and politics. Thousands of Germans and Irish immigrated to the United States during the 19th century and were met with strong opposition from the majority Protestant Old Stock, who were anti-immigration and anti-Catholic.
Regardless of ancestral origin, English-speaking, native-born White Americans, were referred to as Anglos or Native Americans (not to be confused with Indigenous Americans). American settlers arriving in droves to the newly acquired, formerly Spanish, French, and Mexican colonies, whether they were native born or immigrants from the British Isles, were labelled as "Anglos", especially if they did not assimilate into the cultures that inhabited the area for centuries.
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