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Unformatted Document Text:  Assignment Page: The Irish in the 1830 through 1870s Constitutionalism and Federalism Was any one state, or any regional subset of states, more impacted by Irish immigration than others? Which? Why? How were they impacted? How did the federal government respond to this impact, using what Constitutional Powers? Describe the 1863 Civil War draft riots, and how did they relate to Irish immigration? Civil Liberties and Civil Rights What was the role of religion in the controversy surrounding Irish immigration? What tests were established by which nativist state legislatures, meant to restrict the franchise of Irish immigrants in particular? What is meant by the term “Coffin Ship”? What was Five Points in lower Manhattan? Why are these terms significant? Interest Groups and Political Parties What was the Native American Association? Who were the Know Nothings? What was the Shamrock Friendly Association? Who were the Molly Maguires? What did these groups achieve? What effect did Irish immigration have on party machinery, such as Tammany Hall? What is the Spoils System, as it relates to Machine Politics? How were the Irish involved? What influence did the newly formed Whig party have on naturalization policy? Campaigns and Elections What role did the Know-nothing Party play in elections between 1840 and 1850? What were the party’s planks in its platform, vis-a-vis immigration? What forces led the U.S. to support wide-open immigration in the early 1800s, and then go in the total opposite direction? Did immigrants support Lincoln in the election of 1861? Did this support have a significant effect on the outcome of the election?

Authors: Kiraly, Michael.
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Assignment Page: The Irish in the 1830 through 1870s
Constitutionalism and Federalism
Was any one state, or any regional subset of states, more impacted by Irish immigration
than others? Which? Why? How were they impacted?
How did the federal government respond to this impact, using what Constitutional
Powers?
Describe the 1863 Civil War draft riots, and how did they relate to Irish immigration?
Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
What was the role of religion in the controversy surrounding Irish immigration?
What tests were established by which nativist state legislatures, meant to restrict the
franchise of Irish immigrants in particular?
What is meant by the term “Coffin Ship”? What was Five Points in lower Manhattan?
Why are these terms significant?
Interest Groups and Political Parties
What was the Native American Association? Who were the Know Nothings? What was
the Shamrock Friendly Association? Who were the Molly Maguires? What did these
groups achieve?
What effect did Irish immigration have on party machinery, such as Tammany Hall?
What is the Spoils System, as it relates to Machine Politics? How were the Irish
involved?
What influence did the newly formed Whig party have on naturalization policy?
Campaigns and Elections
What role did the Know-nothing Party play in elections between 1840 and 1850? What
were the party’s planks in its platform, vis-a-vis immigration?
What forces led the U.S. to support wide-open immigration in the early 1800s, and then
go in the total opposite direction?
Did immigrants support Lincoln in the election of 1861? Did this support have a
significant effect on the outcome of the election?


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