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Irish Americans 1 Irish American Immigrants Jennifer Bryan ETH 125 March 4, 2011 University of Phoenix
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Irish Americans 2 Irish Americans Irish American Immigrants Migrated to America during the 1840’s Sold as salves Main source of food in Ireland was potatoes Over 1 Million died of starvation Many immigrated voluntarily looking for food, freedom from the English Lords. 1840 to 1865 3.5 Million Irish migrated to America Today over 36 million Irish descendants living in America Irish immigrants continued migrating to America until the early 1900’s Children of adults that were killed were sent to orphanages Irish immigrants couldn’t practice their own religion choice. Most Irish immigrants formed gangs Irish immigrants sailed over in ships that were referred to as “Coffin ships”/ In 1816 around 6,000 Irish people sailed to America Within two years the figure doubled Early arrivals were recruited to build canals Census carried out in 1859 revealed there was 961,719 people from Ireland in America Irish immigrants mainly migrated to New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Illions, Ohio and New Jersey Irish immigrants worked on building railroads in the United States
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Irish Americans 3 Irish immigrants also become coalminers in Pennsylvania Creation: Migration: Many Irish migrated from the island during the time of the Great Irish Famine and Land Wars. They came to America for a better life. Annexation: Many Irish would continue to practice their religion Irish Catholic, and try to become part of America. Many tried to work and create better lives for their families. Colonization: Along with many other immigrants the Irish would form gangs. These immigrants would stay with their minority. The natural born citizens (natives) often showed racism to these subordinate groups. Consequences:
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2011 for the course ETH 125 taught by Professor Harrington during the Spring '11 term at Central New Mexico Community College.

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