Did German Almost Become the Official US Language in the 1770’s?

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

The legend usually goes something like this: “In 1776, German came within one vote of becoming America’s official language instead of English.”  It is a story that Germans, German teachers, and many other people like to tell. But is it true? At first glance it may sound plausible. After all, …

Darlene Fuchs