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School
UTSG
Department
History
Course
HIS312H1
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HISTORY 312H1 F
OCTOBER 5TH 2010 LECTURES 5
Ireland- a land divided
Pre-famine Immigration, 1816-1845
Reasons for leaving: who? Existence of a push/ pull situation
Settlement: men , women and families
Institution: the loyal Orange badge ( Orange Order)
The Roman Catholic Church
Initially more Protestants than Catholics made significant impact
They werent all poor people, more middle class
They owned land/ small business that helped them immigrate
IRISH HISTORY
-existed tensions in the 18c
- Britain tried to impose an Anglo-Irish elite
- well connected Protestants
-give positions of power
- ran legal systems; were judges
-Church of Ireland
-dominant / Scotland & Irish
-Presbyterian
- Elite Irish group
- tensions that preexisted were then followed even into Canada
Pre-famine immigration 1816-1845
Important period- significant no of Irish came from Ireland to settle in Montreal and New
Brunswick
-were a founding group
- committed to their colonies, and stayed that way
- they werent the poorest of the poor
- they had something to sell that aided setting up businesses/ helped transportation
The poorest of the poor went to England
Largest group of immigrants were Protestant (Presbyterian) and Anglicans
They feared worse prospects; lives of their children
Ireland: linen production was declining
People relied on weaving to pay rents/bills
Because of looms, their prospects were decreasing
1820s till then Roman Catholics had no political rights
All rights went to the Protestant Ireland
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Institution: the loyal orange badge ( orange order) Initially more protestants than catholics made significant impact. They weren"t all poor people, more middle class. They owned land/ small business that helped them immigrate. Britain t ried to impose an anglo-i rish elite. Tensions that preexisted were then followed even into canada. Important period- significant no of i rish came from i reland to settle in montreal and new. Committed to their colonies, and stayed that way. They weren"t the poorest of the poor. They had something to sell that aided setting up businesses/ helped transportation. The poorest of the poor went to england. Largest group of immigrants were protestant (presbyterian) and anglicans. They feared worse prospects; lives of their children.  people relied on weaving to pay rents/bills.  because of looms, their prospects were decreasing. 1820"s till then roman catholics had no political rights.  all rights went to the protestant i reland www. notesolution. com.