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  • St Patricks Day As An Irish
    358 words
    Many people today feel the celebration of St. Patricks Day is mostly associated with corned beef, cabbage and lots of beer. Some would add that parades including step dancing and music filled with the blare of bagpipes are integral to the festival as well. These characteristics are true, but the celebration is actually a remembrance of the sad and painful history of the Irish. One such event was The Irish Potato Famine, in which a million people died, and over a million and a half fled to Americ...
  • Huge Numbers Of Irish Immigrants
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    INTRODUCTION The history of Ireland "that most distressful nation" is full of drama and tragedy, but one of the most interesting stories is about what happened to the Irish during the mid-nineteenth century and how millions of Irish came to live in America (Purcell 31). Although the high point of the story was the years of the devastating potato famine from 1845 to 1848, historians have pointed out that immigrating from Ireland was becoming more popular before the famine and continued until the ...
  • One Year After William
    484 words
    Imagine this, you " re a 14 year old Irish boy in the year 1905, when starvation sweeps across the country side and no work is to be found. Your only hop is to go to the Land of the Free, America. You soon find yourself on a small tightly packed boat for two months, with hundreds of others going to America. As you pull into the harbor, you see the sign of freedom, the Statue of Liberty, and you know that you have finally made it. This is only part of what my family had to endure so they could be...
  • Eamon De Valera
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    Eamon de Valera, although born in New York City, in the United States of America, devoted his life to help the people of Ireland. As he once said it, "If I wish to know what the Irish want, I look into my own heart". De Valera loved Ireland and its people with a deep and lasting passion. It was he, probably more than any other person in their history, who helped that country win freedom from British rule and then shaped its history well into the twentieth century. De Valera's mother, Catherine C...
  • Irish Potato Famine
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    In the early 1800's life in Ireland wasn't easy, Irish citizens got by day to day by farming and relying on the potato. The potato was their main source of food and money. With out the potato the Irish would have nothing. No one was prepared for what was about to happen in 1845, the beginning of the Great Irish Potato Famine. The Irish Potato Famine was the worst tragedy in the history of Ireland. The outcome of the famine would result in hundreds of thousands dead, an failure of the economy in ...
  • Most Popular Choice Among The Irish Immigrants
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    Ireland has a great history of war, famine, despair, and hardship. Throughout the years the Irish have come from the lowest of lows to the highest of highs. In this paper I will give a history of the Irish people before coming to America, what it was coming here, how they were welcomed to their new home, and how they are faring now. I will also expose many of the stereotypes that the Irish have pinned to them and the reason that they are there. In the early 1800's, the Irish had great success in...
  • Of The Scotch Irish
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    Question 3: Triangle trade brought slavery to America and helped Americans get important commodities it could not otherwise obtain. In the short term, triangle trade allowed farmers, fishermen, and other businesses to export their goods and make money, also allowing them to import goods that they needed from England. Triangle trade was necessary because of the British Navigation Acts, which restricted trade on certain items. Triangle trade also came about because sometime around the 1730's the E...
  • Irish Immigrants
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    Since hospitals were so overcrowded and there was a significant shortage in staff, those who had to wait eventually contracted disease. In order to prevent the spread of disease to American citizens, constables were employed to control the movement of emigrants to inland. However, a number of emigrants who were likely fearing contagion went to inland without permission. To make the situation worse, food was unfairly distributed as portions were given only to those who collected it for themselves...
  • African Americans And The Many Other Immigrants
    444 words
    What is the political relationship between Irish, Native White and African American? In the decades superseding the Civil War, the United States transpired as an industrialized giant. Old industries expanded and countless new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the region into a national market economy. America was the optimal place. In the late 1800's, mankind in many parts of the...
  • Political Behavior Of The Irish
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    Irish Immigration to America There are multiple reasons why groups immigrate to the United States: liberty; whether it be political or religious, the desire for a better life, or in the case of the Irish: starvation. The agricultural collapse of Ireland, widely known as the Great Potato Famine, forced 4.5 million Irish to come to the U.S. between 1840 and 1914. As discussed in the course, this makes them the first major non-protestant group to enter the US, immediately causing Americans to perce...
  • Germans And The Irish
    692 words
    AP American HistoryEarly American Nationalism And ReformA P American HistoryEarly American Nationalism And Reform The rise of immigration in the mid 17th century lead to a spirit of national reform in the United States. Many Europeans, particularly the Irish and the German, immigrated to America during the 1800's. There were many different reasons for their immigration, and when they came they influenced American culture greatly. The United States changed religiously, because of the German and I...

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