Wednesday, March 17, 2021

A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of St Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month



A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of St Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month mp3 / pdf (10 Questions)

03. From 1820 to 1860, almost 2 million Irish immigrants came to America to escape "The Great Hunger." What is one reason colonists came to America?

Q4: The "Know-Nothings" (1850s) was a group of native-born Americans which tried to stop Irish immigration.  The "Know-Nothings" thought that the Irish were “alien” and would not support US democracy because of their Catholic religion.  The "Know-Nothings" became too violent and failed. The Irish persevered and overcame discrimination and exploitation.  100 years later, what movement tried to end racial discrimination?

Learn more:
  • wh.gov: A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2021 proclamation
  • archives.gov: Irish American Heritage Month page
  • census.gov: Irish-American Heritage Month and St. Patrick’s Day: March 2021 factsheet
  • defense.gov: Sláinte! Celebrating the Irish Brigade’s Contributions to America post
  • JenniferESL: St. Patrick's Day 2021 ☘️ English Vocabulary with "GREEN" video
  • loc.gov: Irish American Heritage Month page
  • National Geographic: Why Do We Celebrate St. Patrick's Day? video

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