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Discrimination Against German And Irish Immigrants - 1,459 words
The Declaration of Independence states, All men are created equal,, but, taking a look at our nations history, we can clearly see that this statement is not valid. This was not accepted by the thousands of slave owners based in the South and the people who enforced oppression upon womens rights as equals. The nation's relatively newly-established independence, escalating prejudices against blacks, differing viewpoints regarding slavery, monetary inflation, and antagonism to womens basic rights created an uncomfortable, unstable time for minorities and a colorful history for our nation. During the Revolutionary War, people from diverse backgrounds and religions fought for freedom, liberty, an ...
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Andrew Jackson - 1,297 words
Andrew Jackson, born in 1767 was a child of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants. He ended up with enough education Jacksons father died before he was born. The Revolutionary War started soon after he was born. It was very bloody in the wild and poor country where they lived. Jackson at the age of 13, joined a regiment. He was captured by the British, was wounded and nearly killed by a sword to the face for not polishing a British officers boots. He and his brother, imprisoned together, caught smallpox. Jacksons mother got the boys released, but his brother died on the long trip home. His mother later went to tend wounded American prisoners and was fatally stricken by By his 30s Jackson had been ele ...
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Kennedy - 1,273 words
The Kennedy family was notorious for wrongdoing but yet many Americans overlooked this and fell in love with the Kennedy family. The great Kennedy legacy began with Joseph Patrick Kennedy Sr. Joseph Kennedy, the father of President John F. Kennedy, was born in Boston on September 6, 1888 to a family of Catholic, Irish immigrants (Encarta. Joseph...).After completing his studies at Harvard University he began his career as a small businessman, and local politics. He came to be one of the richest men in American through his work in making motion pictures, shipbuilding, and real estate and stock market speculations. Joseph Kennedy had nine children with wife, Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, the daught ...
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Nativism In America - 1,141 words
The end of the civil war and the beginning of the industrial revolution sparked an increase of immigration into the United States because of a need for low paid workers. Immigrants from around the world fled to America taking valuable jobs away from American citizens. The Great Wave of immigration halted the development of black improvement. The fault lies not on the immigrants, who sought out salvation, but in government, who made no serious attempts to stop the flow of immigration. The industrial revolution opened up a vast market of job opportunity. The expansion of railroads and mining industries increased in a rapid frenzy across the United States. The people that allowed this to happen ...
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Irish Immigration - 1,325 words
Throughout time people have moved and migrated around the world for many different reasons. Immigration, throughout history, has become a key factor in the diffusion of culture in both the United States as well as the rest of the world. Immigration is defined as the transfer of a foreigner from one country to another to settle there. Many ethnic groups have migrated in attempts to better their positions and run from ethnic troubles, such as poverty, high unemployment, famine, disease, starvation, religious reasons and political troubles (Coffey). Immigration, on a world scale, reached a peak in the 19th and 20th centuries. For decades, the Irish and other ethnic groups had fled their countri ...
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Irish Immigration - 1,316 words
... llowed these coffin ships waiting for the bodies of the newly deceased(Coffey). Families of the emigrants held American wakes, which were both mournings and celebrations. These wakes were somewhat happy occasions because some were able to leave their lives of hardships behind them(Coffey). The high mortality rate caused parishes to hold mass funerals. The funeral bills, although, were near impossible for families to pay so each church had a community coffin. These community coffins were used if there was a death in the community. The people would use the coffins for the wake and the funeral. At the gravesite, a trap door would be opened and the corpse would fall into the graves(Coffey). ...
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Immigration Into The Usa - 1,695 words
My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800's or early 1900's. I'm a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn't know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840's the tides of immigration were adding hundreds of thousands more. Before this decade, immigrants had been flowing in at a rate of 60,000 a year ; but suddenly the influx was tripled in the 1840's and then quadrupled in the 1850 ...
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Kings Park Psychiatric Center - 1,057 words
The Kings Park Psychiatric Center has had a large effect on the social changes of Long Island. A small town grew larger and prosperous from the direct effect of this State hospital from the time of 1885 to the present. The history of the town, the patients and court cases held, and the concluding plans for the land after its closing have all had a significant mark on the social changes of the town. The first hospital was built in a quiet farming town later named Kings Park. In 1885, officials of what was then the city of Brooklyn established the Kings County Farm on more than 800 acres to care for the mentally ill. Kings Park was only a small part of what would later become a giant chain of ...
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Critical Analysis Of "angela's Ashes" By Frank Mccourt - 679 words
Angelas Ashes, by Frank McCourt is a genuine memoir that vividly tells the story of a young, Irish Catholic boy during the 1930s and early 1940s. Franks memory of his impoverished childhood is difficult to accept, however, he injects a sense of devilish humor into his biography. He creates a story where the readers watch him grow beyond all odds and live through the pinnacle of the miserable Irish Catholic childhood. People everywhere brag and whimper about the woes of their early years, but nothing can compare with the Irish version: the poverty, the shiftless loquacious alcoholic father; the pious defeated mother moaning by the fire; pompous priests; bullying schoolmasters; the English and ...
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African Influence On American Dance - 1,164 words
African dance has contributed many characteristics to dance in America. We see evidence of this in many aspects of dance today. Being such a diverse nation, America has the blessing of combining original dances from different cultures to create an amazing dance repertoire. American dance as we know would be completely different, if it werent for the Africans. African dance began with the different rhythms of the tribes. Its roots in America began with the slave trade. The American slave trade began in 1619, (However, Africans were imported as slaves to the West Indies staring almost a century before that) with the arrival of Dutch trading ships carrying a cargo of Africans to Virginia. They ...
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Biography And Career Of Mariah Carey - 703 words
Mariah Carey was born and raised in New York by her mother. She began singing at the age of four. By the time she was in junior high, she had begun to write songs. After her high school graduation, she got her fist big break, singing backup for Brenda K. Starr, a break that led to her signing with Columbia Records. Mariah always knew that she would be a singing star. Mariah's father was black and Venezuelan. Her mother, the daughter of Irish immigrants, was an opera singer. Mariah took after her mother in the pursuit of developing her vocal talents. Mariah Carey is the biggest-selling female recording artist of the 1990's. Mariah has co-written all but one of her number one hits, and has co- ...
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Analysis Of The Draft Riots In 1863 - 1,116 words
There was a pressing need for more people to participate in the Civil War of 1863, which compelled the United States Congress to pass legislation, known as the Enrollment (Conscription) Act, on 3 March 1963. Opponents of the administration and opponents of President Abraham Lincoln vigorously attacked the bill (the Conscription Act), criticizing with particular emphasis a provision that enabled draftees to obtain exemption from service by supplying a substitute or by the payment of $300. Pressed by the inflationary war economy, the citys laborers, mostly Irish immigrants, were demanding higher wages from the owners of the docks and factories only to find their jobs threatened by the installa ...
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The American Economy Of The Early 1800s - 1,001 words
The economy of 1810-1860 was on the rise to one of the worlds best of the time and they pushed through with new inventions, westward expansion, immigration, slavery, highways and steamboats, and railroads. This time period was just after the industrial revolution and America is starting to become a true nation some thirty years after they gained their independence. One of the most influential inventions of the time was in 1837 by John Deere of Illinois, with the steel plow. This replaced the old fragile wood plows, and was used to break up the terrible virgin soil. Then in the 1830s the Virginia born Cyrus McCormick invented the mechanical mower-reaper, which did the work of five men in the ...
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Eamon De Valera - 1,208 words
De Valera's mother, Catherine Coll, usually known as Kate, came to the states in 1879, at the young age of twenty-three. Like so many other Irish immigrants of that time, she had suffered from poverty, and even hunger, in her native land and saw America as a place where she could go to try and get a fresh start. She first took a job with a wealthy French family that was living in Manhattan. This is where and when she met Vivion Juan de Valera. He was a Spanish sculptor who came to the home of her employers to give music lessons to the children. In 1881, the couple married. A little over a year later, while living at 61 east 41st Street, Kate Coll de Valera gave birth to the couple's only chi ...
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Irish Migration To Quebec - 1,317 words
To know why the Irish left Ireland, one must look at what was going on in Ireland from approximately 1815, a time before the famine began, to 1854 when the famine came to an end. Firstly, the Irish population had been steadily increasing from 2.8 million in 1712 until an estimated 8.5 million in 1841. This naturally led to harder times as families had more children to support. There also came a decline in agricultural prices, leading the average farmer's income to decline as well. There was a legislation, as well, that was passed in 1816 and 1819 that decreased the cost of eviction, which led some of the landowners to evict their tenants to use the land for the purpose of grazing. This left ...
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Chef - 1,128 words
Chef This epic tale of love and deception takes us back in time to the year nineteen hundred and eighty seven. Early one morning in London, England, we find ourselves in the kitchen of Chef. This sweet mouthwatering scent of Salisbury steak fills the room. This was to be the finest steak Chef had ever prepared. He planned to enter a contest with this masterpiece, the prize being a cruise to Greenland. To Chef, this was the land of paradise. He would be the only man there to seduce and womanize the native females. The oven bell rang. The Salisbury steak was done to perfection. He rushed it to his finest Tupperware to the judges mouths. They chewed and gagged, but due to lack of contestants he ...
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