Discrimination against German and Irish Immigrants

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The Declaration of Independence states, “All men are created equal,”, but, taking a look at our nation’s history, we can clearly see that this statement is not valid. This was not accepted by the thousands of slave owners based in the South and the people who enforced oppression upon women’s rights as equals. The nation's relatively newly-established independence, escalating prejudices against blacks, differing viewpoints regarding slavery, monetary inflation, and antagonism to women’s …

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…politically faced with prejudice because of their opposition to prohibition and riots in 1863. There was a definite presence of discrimination for Irish and German immigrants between 1820 and 1860 in America. It is evident that the Irish endured more hardships than their fellow immigrants, the Germans. And that the Declaration of Independence’s line that states, “All men are created equal,”, clearly applied to the men who created the Constitution and those White Anglo-Saxon Protestants males alone.