To begin with, we are to state the reasons that induced such a large number of people to immigrate. In the 1800’s the state of Ireland was not a shining one, governed by Britain’s parliament, the Irish population had its legislature revoked and replaced by English legislature. Already a good amount of people chose to immigrate due to the lack of work available and the inadequate treatment received from Britain, numbers of law had been passed in order to ascertain English rule over Ireland which blocked its economic growth. Moreover tales of America reached the Irish population and encouraged further im...
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... about a dozen per block.” In the nineteenth century, New York groceries sold liquors by the glass and always kept a barrel of beer ready for thirsty customers, they would also have pool tables to entertain them and maybe encourage them to spend a little money in the establishment. Although they looked more like bars than actual groceries those business still featured the essential goods needed by the population such as food supply, soap, tobacco and many more. However, those saloons as good a place they could be, they were also the place for fistfights and drunken crimes. Five Points was as mixing pot of different cultures and street gangs brooding in an overcrowded place, a little spark was all it took for it to make it explode and the saloons and groceries were the perfect place for it to happen as they were the places where people usually gathered to socialize.
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