Some of America’s first immigrants (after the British) came from Germany, starting in the 1670s. Today, there are 49,840,035 Americans with German ancestry, according to the American Community Survey, far more than the current number of German speakers.
Although there were plenty of German immigrants present for the American Revolution, the US never considered adopting German as its official language, contrary to the persistent myth.
Source: This map shows the most commonly spoken language in every US state, excluding English and Spanish - Business Insider
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