Better Students Ask More Questions.
Antebellum immigrant groupsWhy did antebellum immigrant groups come to identify...
2 Answers | add yours
The Democrats appealed to immigrant groups like the Irish, who formed powerful voting blocs in urban areas and consistently delivered votes to the Democrats. They aligned themselves against large merchant and banking interests and generally favored monetary policies that immigrants saw as benefiting them. As a consequence, they also opposed immigration restrictions promoted by some Americans in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Posted by rrteacher on March 27, 2012 at 1:39 AM (Answer #2)
The Democrats were generally the party of the less well-off, at least since the days of Andrew Jackson. So they were not reticent about doing things like creating political machines in cities that would help the immigrants cope with poverty and uncertainty in their new country.
Posted by pohnpei397 on March 27, 2012 at 1:40 AM (Answer #3)
Join to answer this question
Join a community of thousands of dedicated teachers and students.