Irish in Chicago

Events

Antartica was discovered

1820

Senator Andrew Jackson resigned his seat

October 14, 1825

Tithe War

1830 - 1836

The Indian Removal Act is passed by the U.S. government

May 28, 1830

Cyrus McCormick invents the Reaper

1831

Opium War

1840 - 1841

The First Telegraph Line in the World Between Baltimore and Washington

1844

Mass Immigration of nearly 1 Million Irishmen to America

1845 - 1849

The Irish Potato Famine

1845 - 1848

The United States Naval Academy was founded

October 10, 1845

Mexican American War

1846 - 1847

The Compromise of 1850

1850

The Know Nothing Party was created

1855

anti-catholic party

American Civil War

1861 - 1864

Rebellion in China ended with 20 million casualties

1864

U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia

1867

Canadian Confederation was formed

1867

First Continental Railroad built in the U.S.

1869

The Long Strike of 1875

1875

It protested against the appalling working conditions in the mines.

Alexander Graham Bell Invented the Telephone

1877

The Compromise of 1877 after the Civil War Ended

1877

The Irish Famine of 1879 Began

1879

The Panic of 1893

1893 - 1896

resulted in an economic depression leading to more discrimination and prejudice.

World War I

July 28, 1914 - November 1918

The 1921 Emergency Quota Act

1921

Used a percentage system to restrict the number of Irish immigrants coming to America.

Northern Ireland is established

May 3, 1921

Irish Civil War

28 June 1922 - 24 May 1923

The Immigration Law of 1924

1924

It restricted immigration numbers further.

Constitution of Ireland

December 29, 1937

Replaced the Irish Free State with a New state called Ireland

World War 2

1939 - 1945

Soviet Union accepts an American proposal to divide Korea into 2 zones

August 16, 1945

divided at the 38th parallel north

The Republic of Ireland Act is signed by the President of Ireland

August 1949

Abolished the remaining roles of the British Monarch in the government of the Irish State

Korean War

June 25, 1950 - July 27, 1953

Ireland joins the UN

December 14, 1955

along with 16 other sovereign states

The 1965 Hart- Cellar Act

1965

It lifted origin by nation restrictions on immigration.

Parliament of Ireland is prorogued

March 1972

Abolished the following year

The Northern Ireland Assembly is established

June 1973

Mary Immaculate College and Our Lady of Mercy College became National Universities of Ireland

April 17, 1975

Ireland and U.K sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement

November 15, 1985

Ireland adopts the Euro currency

1999