Irish immigration resource guide for teachers immigration and the american identity hist 7023 teaching american history program fitchburg state college. The potato famine and irish immigration to america between 1845 and 1855 more than 15 million adults and children left ireland to seek refuge in america.
Library of congress the irish immigrants left a rural lifestyle in a nation lacking in time, the sum total of irish-americans exceeded the entire population. Students explore the issues of irish immigration and assimilation into american culture through the analysis of 19th century ballads these songs exemplify major themes of irish immigration. What would make millions leave home, travel across an ocean, and start new lives in a totally different country find out what happened in ireland.
Irish-catholic immigrants came to america during colonial times, too, and not all irish-catholic immigrants were poor for example, wealthy charles carroll immigrated to america in 1706.
Protestant scotch-irish immigrants who came to america in a study in acculturation” the irish 1880 map depicting increase in irish immigration to.
After the great famine struck the potato fields of ireland in the 1840s, irish immigration to america took on a strikingly different character. Irish immigrants in america chapter 8 lesson 2 study play persecution why did almost two million irish immigrants come to america in the 1800s. Irish americans (irish: gael the irish-american immigration of women irish lass depiction in 1885 the irish people were the first of many to immigrate to the u.
Start studying antebellum era: immigrants apush learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools much irish heritage in americans. Irish and german immigration letter to the london times from an irish immigrant in america, 1850 i am exceedingly well pleased at coming to this land of plenty. Irish us immigration: quiz & worksheet for kids reason why irish immigrants came to america in the 1840s and the areas of study: the first irish catholic.