This is amplified by the fact that the larger pressure groups can leave many smaller ones in their shadow. For example, the British Stammering Association is a small pressure group with a good cause but one that many people will not have heard of due to its lack of funds and support. Many say that pressure groups holding the government to account and challenging authority is a sign of a healthy democracy. After all, a democracy is a system of government where decisions are arrived at by majoritarian principles. If a certain group of people do not feel that they are being represented then a democracy has to be able to recognise them for anything to change.
When the Irish Came to the United States Jennifer Holtam ETH/125 May 14, 2012 Maurianna Swanson When the Irish Came to the United States The Irish American ethnic group in the United States has gone through very hard times, since their arrival to the United States. The Irish immigrated to the United States during the Irish Potato Famine that struck Ireland, the potato famine was a period of mass starvation, disease and emigration between 1845 and 1852. The Irish potato famine was the worst famine to occur in Europe in the 19th century. (Britannica.com) The Irish immigrated to the United States in hopes of finding a new life for them
It was very difficult for the Irish to deal with on top of all the other hardships they were coping with. The Protestant Americans were extremely against accepting the Catholic Irish as a faith in their country. This idea only continued the separation and isolation the Irish as a culture faced. To escape this inevitable persecution, “Many changed their accents, names and even religion to escape discrimination. Others turned to alcohol and crime.
In which a group of farmers led a armed assault on the national government and because there was no army so a local militia had to stop this rebellion. Needless to say these shortcomings ultimately made the Articles an unfit form of government which is why they are no longer in place today. But the Articles of Confederation had an upside, the idea of westward expansion. Through the Northwest Ordinance the country established a way in which the territory would be divided up into separate states. Another major factor of the Northwest Ordinance was that these new states would
The second outcome of moving was having a closer relationship with my extended family. Having lived my whole life in the states I never had the chance to develop a close relationship with my family that lived in Hong Kong. Due to the language barrier I remember feeling distant from my extended family when they came over to visit. Neither side knew how to interact with the other. This dilemma did not stop till I realized the importance of language and took the effort to learn Cantonese in hopes of being able to hold a conversion longer than a minute
A migrant moves to another region because of opportunities, or other personal reasons. During the 1800’s more and more Irish immigrants arrive at America because of the Irish Potato Famine that occur, many people did not have food to eat and starve to death and many migrate because of the breakout that was happening with the potatoes. Rushdie migrant to England for a better time because of everything that was taking place in India, he did not want to live in a place where he had to pick sides because his loyalty was to both India and Pakistan. Immigrants often hope for a better life than where they came from. In conclusion Sanders perspective about moving is that migrants have a good opportunities for making a good home for themselves.
This success was so great other nations wanted to try mirror the Irish in terms of controlling their economy. Soon enough after being called “the poorest of the rich”, Ireland was described as “Europes shining light”. Self deprecation was a massive trait in Irish people, to play ones success down was the way to act. There are a few reasons behind this, some some low self esteem is a legacy of being a colonized nation, and Ireland had only got their independence less than a life time ago. Another reason why self deprecation was part of Irish culture was thanks to the Catholic church.
They had no decent terrain to grow crops and the Native Americans were hostile to some colonists. It seemed that things were just not going to go right for them. Then, when the Native Americans accepted the colonists and gave them their own land, the colonists formed the thirteen American Colonies. But, the colonies were still oppressed under the king’s rule. This made almost every American upset, almost to the point of revolt, but
This fungus traveled from England to Ireland in the wind and landed on potato plants where it grew and spread across the countryside destroying potatoes plants along the way. With the loss of this very important staple families were unable to support themselves and were evicted from their homes. With no hope of surviving approximately one million people left Ireland and migrated to other countries in hopes of a better life. The largest percentage of these people found their way to the United States landing in Boston and New York. This large influx of immigrants overwhelmed the local communities, causing the immigrants to head
What it means to be Irish. What it means to be Irish to me is something different to most people. Growing up I was very shy and didn’t interact with people much. I preferred to stay inside with my older brother who grew up in England and play console games. Because I secluded myself for most of my childhood and never got fully used to the Irish culture, I’d like to think I have a more objective viewpoint.