Ethnic Groups and Discrimination

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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination 1 Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Christopher Ard Axia College University of Phoenix
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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination 2 The Irish was immigrated to the United States. The group faced racism when they got to the United States. The Irish was affected by many different forms of discrimination in their journey to the United States. The words “our greater Ireland beyond the sea” captures the bend between the two nations, forged through immigration and negotiated in light of British colonialism, according to Stanley. According to Stanley the Irish landed in the colonies following the conquest of William III in 1689-1691. The enactment of the first penal laws(1695), a series of codes that initially secured and enlarged Protestant landholdings and ultimately led to the severe restriction of Catholic liberties, coupled with economic uncertainty in the textile industry, led to another significant exodus of Irish to the colonies in 1720’s. In addition, the nineteenth century saw many changes in relations between Ireland and America. According to Stanley, by the 1930’s the laboring class of Ireland had grown into a force giving rise to calls for Irish nationalism. The Great Irish Potato Famine (1845-1847) led to four year period of mass exodus and institutionalized immigration as a permanent feature of Irish-American relations. This started a dire situation that was near the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder in America, the Irish demanded a resolution to the problems at home and it took a radical turn. After the American Civil War, groups such as the Irish Revolutionary Brotherhood plotted publicly to overthrow English rule. Despite diplomatic efforts by England to obtain American help in restraining these groups, such requests were largely ignored by the United States government.
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