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Question 1

What was the origin of the term "melting pot" as a metaphor for the assimilation of immigrants into a common American culture?

a) Popularity of the peasant dish fondue, from the French fondre, "to melt."
b) A play with a Romeo and Juliet style plot.
c) Derived from the steel industry, it refers to molten iron.



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Sources: Mormon trumpeters-Bettmann/CORBIS, Book & Series: Destination America

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