The Great Famine of Ireland

Question:

The Great Famine of Ireland in the 1840s affected the United States in which of the following ways?

  • A. It led to a massive wave of Irish immigrants to the United States.
  • B. It forced Americans to abandon imports of the potato and look for other sources of food.
  • C. It led to a decline in the influence of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • D. Intermarriage between Irish immigrants and native-born US citizens declined.
  • E. It led American scientists to pool their skills in finding a cure for the potato blight.

Question:

What did it mean for the English in North America that they came late to the business office of establishing an overseas empire
Answer
  • It meant that North America stayed typically uncharted and unclaimed for a long time and that the English disappointments at colonization contrasted uncomfortably with the glories of the Spanish Empire whose profits were inspiring Spain beyond its determined imaginations.

     

Question 2

What did it mean for the English in North America that they came late to the business office of establishing an overseas empire

Answer

It meant that North America stayed typically uncharted and unclaimed for a long time and that the English disappointments at colonization contrasted uncomfortably with the glories of the Spanish Empire whose profits were inspiring Spain beyond its determined imaginations.

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