The Task

Lesson Essential Question: How did natives view and respond to Irish immigration to America in the
mid to late 1800’s?
How does Irish immigration affect the idea of “We the People”?
How has what being America means changed over time?

Objective/Students will be able to:
· analyze political cartoons for views of Irish immigrants.
· describe nativist responses to Irish immigration.
· identify who is included in We the People during the reform era.
· trace We the People over time.

Introduction/Do Now: In 3-4 sentences, students will answer the following question: What is an American?



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