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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Why did "nativism" reemerge in the 1850s in the form of the "Know-Nothing" political movement?

Nativism emerged in the form of the Know-Nothings during the 1850s because the previous decade had seen a boom in immigration. The immigrants had come from Germany (in part due to political...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2012 10:44 pm UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the immigrants in the late 1800's to indentured servants?

There are perhaps more differences than similarities between these two groups, other than the fact that both originated from Europe and came to America hoping for a new beginning which may or may...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2011 11:55 pm UTC

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What was one reason for the mass migration of many Irish to North America in the 19th century?

The main reason why so many people from Ireland migrated to North America during the 19th century was the event that is commonly known as the Irish Potato Famine. This was an event that began in...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2013 11:50 pm UTC

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In what ways did the Know Nothing Party and the Free Soil Party contribute to the breakup of the Union in 1860?

The Know Nothing Party had essentially dissipated by 1860. It emerged in the 1850s after the Whig party collapsed in the wake of Bleeding Kansas, and its main cause was espousing anti-immigrant and...

Latest answer posted January 31, 2018 4:36 am UTC

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How did immigrants help shape American society between 1800-1850?

Immigrants were vital to the growth of the US before the Civil War. New immigrants from Ireland and Germany made up the bulk of the labor pools that worked on creating railroads, canals, and...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2020 1:48 am UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

What impact did immigration have on the American industrial worker between 1865–1900?

Many of the new immigrants during this period became industrial workers. There was little opportunity for someone coming from Europe with no money and few connections. The new immigrants drove up...

Latest answer posted October 27, 2018 6:51 pm UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Why was the Know-Nothing Party formed?

The Know-Nothing Party (also known as the American Party) was formed because of nativism. Nativism is an ideology that holds that the "native" people of a given country are superior to others and...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2011 11:43 pm UTC

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What are the causes of immigration from Northern Europe to America in the 1840s and 1850s?

The two main groups to immigrate during this time were the Irish and British. The Irish bitterly resented the British who ruled Ireland. Many rented from British landlords who treated them as...

Latest answer posted June 13, 2011 2:35 am UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Discuss immigration to the United States before the Civil War. Why did people leave Europe and come to the United...

The main reason people immigrated to the United States was economic. Consider the Irish Famine, for example. It is a good example of how poor many lower class workers were, and how close they...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2012 5:13 am UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Throughout the early- mid-nineteenth century, settlement to the US started to rise where immigrants from Ireland,...

It is true that nativism has long been a strain in American culture, despite the idea that the United States is a haven for the world's refugees. There are several reasons for the emergence and...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2019 6:56 pm UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

Why did the Irish immigrants come to the United States in the mid-19th century?

The main reason for the huge wave of Irish immigration to the United States in the 1840s was the Irish potato famine. Beginning in 1845, a disease starting destroying Irish potato crops. About...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2012 8:46 am UTC

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What was ironic about the Know Nothing Party?

The Know Nothing Party was a political party that was against immigration to the United States. The people in this party were concerned about the increasing number of immigrants coming to the...

Latest answer posted September 9, 2016 4:30 pm UTC

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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

What cultural idea did the Scots-Irish bring with them to the Backcountry?

During the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a significant number of Scots-Irish settled in the southern backcountry. Not surprisingly, they brought many enduring cultural elements along...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 12:21 am UTC

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How did immigrants help shape American society between 1800 and 1850?

In my view, this is, for most of the fifty years in question, a relatively non-critical period of US history on which to focus our attention on immigration. Nevertheless, the important thing that...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2019 4:10 pm UTC

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What were the effects of the wave of immigration from Northern Europe to the United States?

Beginning in the 1830s and lasting up to the Civil War, immigrants from Ireland, Germany, and Scandinavia poured into the United States, comprising a wave of what came to be called "Old...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2018 6:25 pm UTC

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