The German Americans


1.German History

Adolf Hitler was the leader at a very young age. After the U.S.A. defeated Hitler, Germany was divided into two . There was West Germany and East Germany.

2.Why They Left

They left because their ruler made rules that were too hard to follow and they didn't fell free in their country.

3.What Did They Bring?

They brought Christmas Trees, Easter egg hunting, and laderhosen (they are like the suspenders in the picture, but green, white shirt, and a hat like Peter Pan wears with a feather).


  1. The capital is Berlin
  2. Germany connects with Poland, Switzerland, and France
  3. Protestant - 34%, Roman Catholic - 34%, Muslim - 3.7%, and other language - 28.3%
  4. In July 2005 the population was 82,431,390

4.German Ingredients and Recipe

  1. 1 (18.25 oz) package Pillsbury Brand German Chocolate Cake
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 3 eggs plus
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 1/2 cup Crisco Brand Pure Vegetable Oil
  6. 14 oz. can EAGLE BRAND ® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  7. 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  8. 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  9. 1/3 cup flaked coconut
  10. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Now it's time to make the cake.

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large bowl, combine cake mix, water, 3 eggs, oil and 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk. Beat on low speed until moistened, then beat on high speed 2 minutes.
  2. Pour into well-greased and floured 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.
  3. In small saucepan, combine remaining sweetened condensed milk, egg yolk and butter. Over medium heat, cook and stir until thickened, about 6 minutes. Add pecans, coconut and vanilla; spread over warm cake. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.