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Scotch Irish Influences on Appalachian Culture and American History

Date Submitted: 11/17/2003 18:48:20
Category: / History / North American History
Length: 6 pages (1710 words)
                                                               A large number of people of "Scotch-Irish lineage" settled in The Appalachian Mountain area of North Carolina. By the beginning of the 1800s, the residents of the Appalachian Mountains were of several different ethnic backgrounds; there were English, Germans, French Hugenots, Irish, and some Indians. Nevertheless, the majority of the settlers in this area were the Scotch-Irish, from Ulster. The Scotch-Irish, were the most influential people in America by the end of the 1700s, because …
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…to western North Carolina from Ulster, Ireland had a definite influence on the culture of the Appalachians. They affected the way natives of the Appalachians talk, what they believe, what they do, and what they have. The Scotch-Irish also, played instrumental roles in beginning the American Revolution and in America's victory in the war. These people moved to North Carolina in mass during the eighteenth century and society has not been the same since then.                  
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