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Comparing Immigrants During the Period 1830-1860


Emma Boyadjian

on 19 November 2012

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Transcript of Comparing Immigrants During the Period 1830-1860

>Fleeing from the Potato Famine(1840's)
> Approximately 2 million Irish immigrated during this time period.
>Emigrating to the U.S. wasn't the magical solution for most of the immigrants. Peasants arrived without resources, or capital to start farms or businesses. Few of them ever accumulated the resources to make any meaningful choice about their way of life.

>Between 1820 and 1830 skyrocketed in the 1840s, nearly 2 million came in that decade. Irish
Irish: Helped build canals, they established multiple schools, political.

English: They were viewed as economic assets, (which meant they were accepted easily)

German: Farmers Contributions English >By far the largest group of new arrivals comprised the British. They were not exactly "immigrants" for they remained within the British Empire. Over 90% became farmers.

>Large numbers of young men and women came alone, as indentured servants. Their passage was paid by employers in the colonies who needed help on the farms, or shops. They were provided food, housing, clothing and training but did not receive wages. At the end of the indenture (usually around age 21) they were free to marry and start their own farm. German >Germans were tolerated much more than the Irish.

> German immigrants to America were typically struggling farmers, political refugees, religious refugees, or men avoiding conscription in the German military.

>The German immigrants settled throughout the United States, in both urban and rural communities; however, the majority settled in the mid- western states.

> Another reason that Germans came to America was for the freedom that they did not possess in Germany. In coming to America, Germans sought political refuge, religious refuge, and refuge from the German army. By: Emma Boyadjian Comparing the Experiences of Immigrants During the Period 1830-1860 Pictures English Immigrants Irish Immigrants German Immigrants
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