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Teaching Irish and German immigration to the United States

Irish and German immigration to the United States

In the middle half of the nineteenth century, more than one-half of the population of Ireland emigrated to the United States. So did an equal number of Germans. Most of them came because of civil unrest, severe unemployment or almost inconceivable hardships at home.

USHistory.org

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How different would the U.S. social and cultural landscape look without immigrants?
STANDARDS:
RH.1 - Meaning & Evidence, RH.2 - Main Ideas

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

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