Irish Immigration Project

By: Veronica Hidalgo

When did the Irish come to the United States?

Irish came to the United States in the middle half of the 19th century.

Why did the Irish come to United States?

Most of the Irish came to the United States because of civil unrest, unemployment or inconceivable hardships at home.
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What U.S immigration laws or policies were in effect when Irish came?

When the Irish came to U.S, the native born Americans treated them bad. John F. Kennedy made all legal immigrants who support the U.S Constitution were to become U.S citizens.

How many members of Irish come to United States?

About more than one-half of the population of Ireland came to the United States.

How did the United States population received and/or treated the Irish migration?

The Irish provoked a bad reaction to the native born American. They criticized the Irish for their social behavior, their impact on the colony, and their catholic religion.

Where did they settle?

They primarily settled in the Northeast (ex. Boston, New York, and Philadelphia)
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Jobs the group typically found:

  • For men: entered the workforce, labored in coal mines,
  • For women: became servants, domestic workers

Contributions the group made to the United States and its culture:

  • they left an huge influence on the American culture and economy.

Influence the group had on their homelands as a result of its migration:

  • the ones that went to United States (between 1845-1855) came from much poorer backgrounds than the Irish migrants who had gone before them.