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Major population shifts between 1915 and 1980 included all of the following EXCEPT a movement from

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the rural South to Northern cities

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No

New England to the Midwest

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Yes

the North to the Sun Belt

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No

the inner cities to the suburbs

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No

the Caribbean region to the American mainland

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No

In the period between 1915 and 1980, several major population shifts occurred within and into the United States, including African Americans moving from the rural South to Northern cities (A), retirees and economic migrants moving from the North to the Sun Belt (C), middle- and working-class people leaving inner cities for suburbs (D), and immigrants coming from Caribbean islands such as Cuba and Puerto Rico to the United States mainland (E). In comparison, the number of people who moved from New England to the Midwest (B) in this period was relatively small.

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