Module 6 - Option 1: Acceptance of Populations: Minority Groups - Presentation - Acceptance of Populations Minority Groups Bryan Fleming HST 201 \u2013 U.S

Module 6 - Option 1: Acceptance of Populations: Minority Groups - Presentation

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Acceptance of Populations: Minority GroupsBryan FlemingHST 201 – U.S. History IColorado State University – Global CampusDr. Jahue AndersonMarch 4, 2018
Minority Groups in Early AmericaThe early predominant minorities in America were the:Irish, German, Scottish: who were immigrating to the United States from Europe as a result of the expanding country and harsh conditions at home. African-Americans: free blacks and slaves. African-Americans were largely brought to America to support the slave trade. American Indians: those who originally called the American land home quickly became a minority as settlers streamed in.
Irish Immigration & AcceptanceIrish migration was driven by starvation and disease at home in Ireland.During the 19th century, Irish Catholics were often popular targets for stereotyping. Irish were labeled as being boss-controlled, violent, prone to alcoholism, and gang dependent.Irish immigrants were predominantly Catholic, they did not get along well with Protestants. In fact, intermarriage between Catholics and Protestants was uncommon, and strongly discouraged by both Protestant ministers and Catholic priests.(Shi, D.E & Tindall, G.B, 2016)Drunkard Irishman depiction in the 1800s.Source: oingThings.jpg#/media/File:TheUsualIrishWayofDoingThings.jpg
German Immigration & AcceptanceMost Germans came to the United States seeking economic opportunities or religious and/or political freedom.Germans found relative acceptance, especially compared to other minority groups. Many worked as independent farmers, skilled workers, and shopkeepers which aided in establish themselves quickly in the predominantly rural communities they immigrated to.Germans also tended to immigrate as a family or group, this helped them better sustain elements of their native culture and language.

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