Show off your German roots with this Germany USA T-Shirt!
Germans in the U.S.
Some 46 million Americans claim German ancestry, according to the U.S. Census Bureau; German-Americans are the largest ethnic group in the United States today. And yet, Germans have been called “the silent minority”—assimilated so well they are practically invisible.
This is partly because Germans, who started arriving in mid-19th century, tended to be poor and flocked away from the coastal centers of power, to the agricultural Midwest. The two World Wars, in which Germany was the aggressor, didn’t help either, prompting countless Germans to conceal their origins, including by changing their names (think Drumpf). They would never think to wear a Germany USA t-shirt.
Prominent Americans with German ancestry include Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower and Herbert Hoover and Henry Kissinger; businessmen like Henry J. Heinz, Walt Disney, John D. Rockefeller, Levi Strauss, Conrad Hilton, and many others; author Kurt Vonnegut; and actors Marlene Dietrich, David Hasselhof, and Kirsten Dunst. Germans essentially founded America’s brewing industry, most notably Eberhard Anheuser, Adolphus Busch, Adolph Coors, Frederick Miller, Frederick Pabst, and Joseph Schlitz.
Today, German-Americans earn above-average wages, have above-average college education rates, and even have a Congressional caucus. Beer, festivals like Oktoberfest, German-made cars and other products, and trips to Berlin or the Rhine Valley are exceedingly popular.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the Migration Policy Institute, in 2013, about 584,000 people in the U.S. were born in Germany. And some of them wear our Germany USA T-Shirt. Will you?
Germany USA T-Shirt: Specifications
- Unisex (order one size down for women’s)
- Lightweight and soft 100% ring-spun combed cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
- Slim, comfortable, stretchy fit
- Features shoulder-to-shoulder taping, side seams, cover stitches, hemmed sleeves, and a tear-away label
- Graphic designed in Portland, Oregon, by Peter Korchnak, an immigrant from Slovakia, and printed in Los Angeles, California
- Color disclaimer: Due to different monitor calibrations and other factors, colors displayed in product images on your screen may differ from colors printed on the garment, which we’ve optimized to accurately represent each flag’s official colors.