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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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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Immigration in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

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

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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