Italian American Literature and Film
Due Feb 11
Task 1: Answer the following questions BRIEFLY.
1) Who were the "Know-Nothings"?
The “Know-Nothings” was the Irish immigrants Catholics and other immigrants that came to America during the 1850. It was an American political movement that had a limit on the Irish Catholics. They were called the “know-nothing” was because when a member was being asked about the activities, they would responds “I know nothing”. The out-siders would call them “know-nothing” because that’s all they would say when they were questioned.
2) What was the "Black Hand"?
The Black Hand was a symbolic used for the criminal and terroristic secret society, which was apart of the Mafia and Camorra. Ten men had from the Black Hand in Serbia. During the 20th century, New York was being flourished with the Black Hand. It was said that about 90% of Italian-American that lived in New York was being threaten by a letter, which was marked with a “black hand”.
2) Who was Joe Petrosino (and where is the park named after him in Manhattan?)…
Including signs stating “No Irish Need Apply” and “Protestants Only,” Irish were surrounded by hatred. Emigrating to America in search of new opportunities and occupations due to the Great Famine that caused death and poverty, the Irish had a hard time finding place in their new land. Religion allowed for the immigrants to gain a community, yet they still received some of the worst discrimination through religion. Religion found its way into politics and made it hard for Irish to find a place in…
This political party formed and grew from societies that were secret. This party was opposed to immigrants coming over into America. The Know-Nothing Party was a group of Catholic political organization that also called themselves the American Party. The members in this political group were mainly white and it quickly grew as one of America’s second largest political party, in the 1850’s. Strangely, the group that stood against immigrations had a rise in Catholics immigrating from Germany…
the center of the nation 's most important and significant commercial, financial and manufacturing hub. The South, however, did not follow suit in the development of an active and diverse economy like the North.
During the mid-1850 's, within the midst of the political system 's collapse over slavery issues, nativism found its way into the world of national politics. This happened through the organization of the Know-Nothing Party. Its questionable name comes from its origins as a secret club…
Taking all of the latter factors in mind, to what extent are Latino ethnic enclaves in Los Angeles influence assimilation rates and are beneficial or harmful to Latinos? Let 's first review the negative factors that ethnic enclaves can generate in terms of assimilation, then the pros. The first is the prospect for potential limited educational, economic and social prospect. The second is the relative or perceived social independentness and separateness from the rest of American hegemony has…
1850’s saw the true ability of these parties, as many Know Nothing members assumed offices throughout the nation. One of the more controversial Know Nothing politicians was Levi Boone, elected into the mayoral office of Chicago for the years 1855 and 1856. Mainly due to ambiguity of their true values, the Know Nothing Party was able to gain political influence in Chicago. After the unpopular actions of Levi Boone as mayor, the Party’s discriminative persona became displeasing to the immigrant…
The American party, more commonly known as the Know-Nothing party, was a short-lived yet influential political group in the 1850s. Originally founded as a secret organization with a basis of nativism, the party gained its nickname from followers instructed to reply “I know nothing” when asked about the organization. The party was primarily made up of Anglo-Saxon Protestants who were distrustful of Catholic immigrants from Ireland and Germany. By 1854, Know-Nothing membership had grown rapidly to…
The Wisest Man to Know Nothing
(An Analysis of Socrates as an individual
“Socrates was a Greek philosopher and is considered the father of western philosophy.” as described by Joshua J. Mark. Socrates clearly left an impression on the world considering most westerns know his name almost twenty-five hundred years after his execution. Yet, what could be so interesting and captivating about a philosopher that lived in Athens, Greece almost two thousand five hundred years ago. Socrates is a…
In the beginning there was nothing but utterly silent darkness when suddenly a single, microscopic light began to shine. With each passing day this light became brighter and brighter. This light was a pure white, bright, almost blue energetic light. One day the light was so bright there was no darkness to be seen, only white brightness. In the center of this bright energetic light began to form a faint shadow of a human form.
The human form could be seen dancing around, jumping, hopping, and…
8 REASONS WHY WE HAVE TO STOP POVERTY NOW
Did You Know...
About half of the entire people living on earth today are poor
The percentage of people living in poverty
Africa (Sub Saharan)
1. Because it is the Right Thing to do
Okay, this was pretty obvious, but I just wanted to remind you of the fact. It just isn 't okay or humane that we feel alright about people dying of poverty when we have…