Essays Tagged: "irish immigrants"

Comparison of Political Machines and the Reform Movement

mocratic society.Political machines, in the beginning constructed by ambitious and hungry for power Irish, resulted in being a means of incorporation of the new immigrants into broader community. Thei ... ew immigrants into broader community. Their existence was the result of the perception of the early Irish immigrants that they can achieve social and financial recognition in the New World through pol ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.0 Jul/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Americas Economy during the 1840's through the 1860's.

elp of the advances in manufacturing technology. A change from unmarried female factory workers, to Irish immigrants greatly impacted America socially, due to the separation between the natives and th ...

(3 pages) 70 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Fight for Your Rights.

ts first came to America they were not welcome. Americans disliked the immigrants. Over 1.5 million Irish immigrants came over because of the Potato Famine. They looked for work but only found signs o ... ine. They looked for work but only found signs on shop windows and doors that read "HELP WANTED: NO IRISH NEED APPLY!" A group of Americans called Nativists wanted to keep only native-borns in America ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The History of Gangs in America.

kground. The first known gang specialized in crimes was called "The Five Points". They consisted of Irish immigrants and was established in New York City. They dressed in a specific way and used monik ... nd similar ethnic backgrounds. After The Civil War there were Jewish, African American, Italian and Irish gangs in New York. Chinese gangs appeared in California in the mid 1800s. Philadelphia reporte ...

(9 pages) 14411 1 4.8 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Andrew Jackson.

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson was born in a backwoods settlement to Scotch-Irish immigrants on March 15, 1767, Andrew Jackson was to become the first "rags to riches" Presiden ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

New York City Draft Riots

, rebellion free in nearly every city; all except New York. The people of New York, in particularly Irish immigrants, felt the Conscription Act of 1863 was unconstitutional, and that a revolt was inde ... and armed mobs interrupted the first ever federal draft because they considered it was unjust. Many Irish immigrants entered into America and within a half hour were instated into the Union Army. The ...

(7 pages) 49 0 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Anti-German Hysteria

the 1850's and 60's, wherein established Americans vented their frustrations against newly arriving Irish immigrants. A recent illustration of this is Martin Scorcese's film The Gangs of New York.Cinc ...

(11 pages) 52 0 4.6 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ned Kelly

Edward Kelly was born the son of Irish immigrants in Beveridge, Victoria, in 1854 and from the moment he set foot on this earth he wa ...

(1 pages) 40 2 3.8 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > Australian History

Research Essay on Crane's Maggie a Girl of the Streets

owery District of New York City during the late 19th century. This area at this time is filled with Irish immigrants like themselves, who are struggling with poverty, filth, and abuse. As children, th ... ery person and is frequently picked on by the police. This is because of his status as a low class, Irish immigrant. He is basically being racially profiled, which most definitely still exists today w ...

(8 pages) 61 0 4.6 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The History Of Hockey

y 1800s in Nova Scotia by the Micmac Indians, which appeared to have been heavily influenced by the Irish game of hurling; it included the use of a "hurley" (stick) and a square wooden block instead o ... d of a ball. It was probably fundamentally this game that spread throughout Canada via Scottish and Irish immigrants and the British army. The players adopted elements of field hockey, such as the "bu ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Sep/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

St. Patrick's Day Parade Controversy

For two hundred and forty years the Irish, whoever they may be, have been flaunting their ethnicity, a socially created system of rules ... ork, they stuck together. They lived in close proximity to one another, worked together, celebrated Irish holidays together, went to church together, ate with one another, etc. As the years went on th ... s went on this mini-Ireland grew to be bigger and bigger and there were places in NYC known for its Irish immigrants. Because of this ever-growing population, the Irish and Irish Americans, as Marston ...

(3 pages) 32 0 4.0 Apr/2005

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born in Brookline on May the 29th, 1917. His grandparents were Irish immigrants. His father at the age of 25, after Harvard, became the youngest bank president in ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Irish Immigrants

Canada is a country with a population of approximately 30 million people, of which 4 million are of Irish ancestry. We find ourselves asking these questions; when did the Irish arrive, how did they tr ... rt you will find all the answers to those questions, and receive a better understanding of what the Irish immigrants went through to get to this beautiful country of Canada.Up until the 17th century, ...

(5 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Ukranian Coal Exploration

Shlong Flonnie Ding-a Ling Dick Dowling at Sabine Pass is the story of Dick Dowling and a group of Irish immigrants that fought in the Civil War. It was written by Frank Tolbert. The story is set in ... commander and he appointed Dowling as first lieutenant. The Davis Guards were made up of forty-two Irish born Texans. In February 1861, the Davis Guards enlisted in the Confederate Army. Unfor ...

(3 pages) 314 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Prejudice Throughout Australian History

being a multicultural and tolerant community we are, to some extent, a prejudiced society. From the Irish in the convict era, to the Germans during World War I and II and Asians today we have a histor ... ing World War I and II and Asians today we have a history of discriminating against minority groups.Irish Immigrants The first Irish immigrants to arrive in Australia were convicts who landed in 1791. ...

(6 pages) 33 0 5.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Last Hurrah

on, much like Curley, spent most of his time and money in office on projects for the advancement of Irish immigrants in exchange for votes. In my opinion, all institutions in a democratic based societ ...

(2 pages) 602 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

John Ford

Ford's birth name was actually Sean Aloysius O'Feeney. His parents, John and Barbara, were both Irish immigrants who came to the United States separately and met after they both arrived. They neve ... rough time supporting the nine children. As a small child, John could remember seeing the phrase, "Irish need not apply" in the newspaper job listings. His father made a living by opening a sma ...

(18 pages) 25 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Andrew Jackson

, 1767, in Waxhaw, South Carolina to Andrew and Elizabeth Hutchinson Jackson. His parents were poor Irish immigrants and he received little formal education. He joined the Army at the age of thirteen ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Analysis of Gangs of New York

ity, known today as Lower Manhattan. Amsterdam's father, Priest Vallon, was the leader of a gang of Irish immigrants called "The Dead Rabbits". Bill Cutting was the leader if a street gang called "The ... n Americans. The Natives were racist toward all immigrants, and they resented the fact that so many Irish had taken over New York. The Irish, on the other hand, resented being treated like second-clas ...

(8 pages) 47 0 5.0 Jul/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Story of an hour 2

for contemporary society. Though she was born in 1850 into an upper-middle class family, they were Irish1. Being an Irish immigrant was the worst Ethnicity during the middle and late nineteenth centu ... uring the middle and late nineteenth century in America. This period was full of hatred towards the Irish always being depicted as thieves and scoundrels. This hate escalated to the "Molly McGuire" mu ...

(4 pages) 51 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare