In 1850, only 5% of the American population was Catholic, they were the clear minority in the country. By 1906, 17% of the population in America was Catholic. In 1845 the Irish Potato Famine started, the lack of food caused many Irish to immigrate to America. With them, they brought their own culture and traditions, many of which were based on their faith, Catholicism. Many Americans were afraid that the influx of Catholics coming to the United States would grant the Pope more control over them.
For example, in Document 3, it includes,"In 1381, some 35 years after the Black Death had swept through Europe decimating over one third of the population, there was a shortage of people left to work the land...Recognizing the power of ‘supply and demand’, the remaining peasants began to re-evaluate their worth and subsequently demanded higher wages and better working conditions." This proves that the Plague caused more revolts by peasants because when a lot of people died, there weren't many people to be serfs or peasants, therefore they realized that without them, Europe would not function efficiently. They realized that they are worthy and that they should have more wages and better conditions. For example, it was like a few gas station employees wanting to strike because their manager wasn't paying them enough. As they wanted more wages they started revolts against the government and the lords and as they protested the government realized that they we in trouble.
The aftermath of warfare is never positive. Throughout history warfare has negatively impacted society and those living in it. The end of World War I led to a period of unrest in Canada because of rising unemployment, the spreading of the Spanish Flu and increasing negative treatment towards women. Rising unemployment after World War I, led to much tension amongst Canadians. Evidence of this was when war factories shut down because war supplies were no longer needed now that the war had ended, this left many people unemployed (Canadian War Museum).
Before the end of the eighteenth century, four more influxes of Scotch-Irish withdrew Ireland for America and a few hundred thousand Ulstermen settled in about each area of the English provinces. Pleased, Presbyterian, and eager, the Scotch-Irish significantly influenced the districts they possessed. They were a beautiful gathering of individuals who made our national character.
This image represents a corruption of religion by displaying a certificate with indulgence written across the top. This shows a corruption of religion because during the Reformation, indulgences were sold so that citizens could pray to their god to forgive their sins. Because of indulgences and other corrupt events in the Catholic Church, Martin Luther wrote the 95 theses which started a revolution in the church which is why we chose this image to relate to the corrupt religious events in Marjane’s book. While Marjane is in school, she battles with her beliefs and her teacher’s lessons when they start teaching the students different things. In the passage, teachers force the students to rip pictures of the shah out of all of their textbooks.
Those people moved to the city, where yet again they found themselves out of employment due to the Industrial Revolution making things more efficient. With no other method to support themselves, the farmers turned to crime to make a living. Although there were over 200 crimes that were punishable by death, including impersonating an Egyptian (Convict Creations N.A, N.D), many of those were not carried out, instead the criminals being banished to America. As a result of this, when the British lost the U.S. as a dumping ground for malefactors, the prisons began overflowing, and eventually even the hulks, a decommissioned war ship began running out of space. When the British were in desperate need of a colony where it could send its prisoners, Captain Cook found fertile land and foreign plants on the east coast of Terra Australis Incognito in 1770 (ADB N.A, 1966).
The Civil War was one of the bloodiest and most brutal wars America has ever fought. Approximately 620,000 Americans died during this four year war.The medical care available during the war was very mediocre, and did not significantly help the majority of wounded or diseased soldiers.Two-thirds of the soldiers that died during the war were due to the lethal diseases.Some of the most common diseases found among soldiers were dysentery, typhoid fever, pneumonia, mumps, measles, and tuberculosis.These diseases were spread throughout many military camps because of poor sanitation, lack of clean living quarters, over-crowded camps, poor nutrition, and lack of shelter and clothing. A few of the most common methods used by physician to “cure” these
While the American Revolution was long and suffering it carried a significance on each of the following groups differently (Schultz, K., 2013). While the war killed as many as 25,000, other deaths were caused from disease and the smallpox epidemic. The total amount of deaths that occurred during this time was around 70,000. The colonist were divided up between the ones that were loyal to the British crown, the rebels who rebelled against the crown and the one’s that were indifferent to either side which included many of the individuals living in the colonies (Pettinger, T., 2017). The war took the colonists away from their families and disrupted their daily lives for extended periods of time.
It first began in Asia then spread to Europe. With the condition in cities that was worst, the disease spread rapidly in Europe due to the overcrowding living environment. It greatly reduced the population of Europe. It wiped out about a quarter of the population. With so many people were lost, the farms were not able to be farmed, which created a labor shortage.
In the mid-1800s, Ireland was a nation which depended on agriculture. The Irish were among the poorest people in the world, relying on crops to feed their families. The Great Famine, or An Gorta Mór, commenced with the potato failure in 1845. It lasted for six years and caused the deaths of over one million men, women and children. It also led to a huge increase in emigration with two million people fleeing the country in the search of both food and a life free from corruption.
Conditions at these camps were very harsh and the mortality rate, or the chance you have of getting out alive, was on average 27%. There were more than 150 prison camps established throughout the Civil War. They were all filled way past their capacity limits so inmates were very crowded with very little provisions and surrounded by disease. Three infamous prison camps are the Union’s Fort Delaware, Elmira Prison in New York, and Camp Sumter or Andersonville Prison. An estimated 56,000 men perished in prison camps during the Civil War.
The story of how and why the Irish came and thrived in America is as long and tragic as all the other sad stories of all the immigrants to the America 's that make her what it is today. The Irish began to immigrate to the United States long before the Great Famine of 1845. Between the years of 1650 and 1922 some 5 million Irish immigrated to the Americas with the first recorded St. Patrick 's Day celebrated in 1762. There were so many Irish-Scottish immigrates and settlers around the 1700 's that the log cabin became a symbol that represented them as a people. By 1833, there were an estimated 40,000 Irish immigrants making it the largest Irish city in the world.
It was no anomaly to see the signs of “No Irish Need Apply,” because prior to the mass immigration of Asians, the Irish were the heart and anti immigration fervor. In modern America, immigration politics are reminiscent of previous American culture uprisings. As the globalized economy has evolved, an uneasiness in communities across America has developed. A misunderstanding of other cultures and and traditions has fostered a nationalistic attitude that has translated into a reactionary movement from the right. Calls of “building walls,” and deporting millions of Mexican Americans to Mexico is the modern anti immigration movement.