Irish Americans (Irish: Gael-Mheiriceánaigh) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who .... While many Irish did stay near large cities, countless others were part of westward expansion. .... Up until this point, free women who settled in the colonies mostly came after their husbands had already made the journey and ...
European Emigration to the U.S. 1851 - 1860. Map depicting European emigration to the U.S. 1851-1860. Although the Irish potato blight receded in 1850, the ...
1 Religious freedom. Sound familiar? Many immigrant groups came to America seeking freedom to worship the way they wanted to. The Irish were no different.
Find facts and timeline of Irish Immigration to America for kids. ... Why did people want to leave Ireland and why did they want to move to America? ... Laws were repealed in the 1790's and Catholic Irish were able to immigrate to America.
Many of the first emigrants from Ireland came to work upon the Erie Canal and ... from their cottages and forced to emigrate -- most often to North America. ... Irish women did find work as domestics, stereotyped as "Biddies," short for Bridget.
In New York, the Irish did not face the degree of prejudice found in Boston. ... Unlike other nationalities that came to America seeking wide open spaces, the Irish ...
A brief history of Irish immigration to America from 1846 to the early 20th ... At this time, when famine was raging in Ireland, Irish immigration to America came from two ... But when boom times turned down, as they did in the mid-1850s, social ...
Around this time (the 1700s), the stream of Irish immigrants to America had been ... The first significant wave of Irish American immigration came in the 1720s.
In the 1840s, Irish peasants came to Canada in vast numbers to escape a famine ... The Irish peasants came to North America in overcrowded and unsanitary ...
Irish and German Immigration. ... So did an equal number of Germans. ... From 1820 to 1870, over seven and a half million immigrants came to the United States — more ... Letter to the London Times from an Irish Immigrant in America, 1850.