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Summary: Neutralized Immigrants

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1. Many of the neutralized immigrants were Irish and supported the ideals of Jacksonian Democrats. The Jacksonian Democratic Party welcomed and reached out to these new potential voters. It paid off and in 1855, 34 percent of New York City voters were first-generation Irish immigrants. The Jacksonian Democratic Party gained more voters and popularity and therefore influencing the American political system. 2. Americans felt threatened by immigrants, and they did not agree with their cultures. This negative mentality towards immigrants caused discrimination. Economics was a one of the major sources of tension. The Irish arrived when labor unions were on strikes to obtain better wages and working conditions. Companies used the Irish as strike
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