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Forging the National Economy, 1790–1860

2.How did the Irish particularly shape the history of American politics, urban life, and religion? What factors contributed to their success in America, and what made it difficult for them to get ahead?

Suggested Student Exercises

Use your local yellow pages to find the names of Irish businesses or professions.

Examine some well-known Irish-Americans (e.g., John F. Kennedy, Mayor Richard Daley, Eugene O’ Neill, Al Smith). Consider why more Irish-Americans have achieved prominence in the twentieth century than in the nineteenth.

makers of america: the germans

Questions for Class Discussion

1.Compare the historical experience of German immigrants, both before and after immigration, with that of the Irish. How did the patterns of German settlement compare with those of the Irish?

2.What elements of American culture have been influenced by the German presence? Is that presence more visible in certain regions of the country than in others?

Suggested Student Exercises

Use maps of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, or of cities like Cincinnati or Milwaukee, to identify German place names.

Consider the rather harsh persecution of German-Americans during World War I as a contrast to their generally benign experience in America. (See Chapter 33 in the text.)

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