History of the Irish Americans Term Paper by Master Researcher

History of the Irish Americans
A discussion on the history, heritage and habits of the Irish Americans.
# 33010 | 2,900 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 19, 2003 in Ethnic Studies (North American) , Sociology (General) , Sport (General)

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This paper presents a scenic tour of the life of Irish Americans in the United States today and describes their immigration history. The author discusses their traditions, culture and sports, and also points out the phrases and sayings that came from the Irish traditions.

From the Paper:

"America is known throughout the world as the most diverse nation on earth. The melting pot of the world has opened its arms to immigrants from across the oceans since the Mayflower first docked years ago. While the nation is known as the melting pot it does not mean that immigration has been without its problems. Many races and cultures have encountered animosity when first arriving in the states and this led to hardships while they tried to start their new lives here. As the nation began to develop we sometimes forgot the foundational beliefs on which we were founded and we turned on others as we had been turned on ourselves. The Irish Americans were a group that suffered the prejudice and anger of the Americans but did not receive the same publicity that the African Americans received. As they migrated to this nation they faced slavery as well as economic and social snubbing that made starting over that much harder to do. Through it all though the culture and people endured and continued to build roots in America. Today there are Irish American Societies as well as clubs in which the original heritage is celebrated and intertwined with traditions from America."

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