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  • 1. Immigration to America in the1800s
    • By Austin Raines and Stephanie Snyder
  • 2. American Immigrants
    • -Before 1840’s around 60,000 immigrants came into the country per year
    • -Immigrants tripled in the 1840’s
    • Quadrupled by the 1850’s
    SS & AR
  • 3. American Immigrants
    • - Irish and German were the most common immigrants
    • - Many came to the United States because of the lack of a monarchy and aristocracy
    SS & AR
  • 4. American Immigrants
    • - Immigrants spent most if not all of their money to come to America
    • - Housing and sanitation were poor
    • - Lived in big cities such as: new York, Chicago, and New Orleans
    SS & AR
  • 5. Irish
    • -About one million immigrated to the U.S. from 1830 to 1850
    • -Immigrated because of the potato famine
    • -“Black Forties”
    • -Immigrated from Ireland to Boston and New York (New England)
    SS & AR
  • 6. Potato Famine
    • - Potatoes were a stable crop in Ireland economy
    • - 1840s Potato crop suddenly failed to grow
    • - Many theories on why the crop didn’t grow, but none have been validated
    SS & AR
  • 7. Irish
    • -1840-1850: 780,719 irish came to the United States
    • -Too poor to move west, so they stay primarily in big cities
    • -Small living spaces in the slums of big cities
    • Many were Catholic
    SS & AR
  • 8. German
    • -Germans came in large numbers to America
    • -Came because of the
    • -disunity of the German kingdoms in the country
    • -Democratic revolutions failed in Germany
    • -Many of Germany’s crops were failing as well
    SS & AR
  • 9. German
    • -Wealthier than the Irish immigrants
    • -Lived more spread out
    • -Lived in German farming communities out west
    • -Mostly settled in the Mid West in states like Wisconsin
    SS & AR
  • 10. German Contributions
    • Christmas Tree
    • Conestoga Wagon
    • Kindergarten
    • Beer (bier)
    • Kentucky Rifle
    SS & AR
  • 11. American Opinions on Immigrants
    • Irish
    • - “NINA” No Irish Need Apply
    • - “Biddies” and “Paddies” were derogatory names for Irish men and women
    • - Hated for their Catholic religion
    SS & AR German - Are not usually discriminated against - Generally left alone due to the fact they were isolated from society
  • 12.
    • Assumption College. “Irish Immigrants” < http://www1.assumption.edu/ahc/irish/overview.html > (SLIDE 5)
    • The History Place. “Irish Potato Famine,” The Potato Famine , 2000
      • < http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/begins.htm > (SLIDE 4)
    • ThinkQuest. “German Immigration,” Immigration Groups German Immigration 1700s to the
      • mid 1800s, < htt I p://library.thinkquest.org/06aug/00439/john/germans2.html >(SLIDE 6)
      • Kennedy, David M., Lizabeth Cohen, Thomas A. Bailey, The American Pageant , 14 th
        • ed. Boston, New York.: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.
        • Colleen Rivecca. “There’s No “Them” - It’s All Us”< http://www.stanthonysf.org/blog/tag/immigrants/ > (SLIDE 3)
      • PICTURES ON SLIDE 9
    • http://www.christmaslightsetc.com/pages/Pre-Lit-Christmas-Trees-Guide.htm
    • http://spaneary.wordpress.com /
    • http://www.kannimports.com/guns/all_guns.html
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