New Cultures Clash! Established AmericansNew Immigrants Most were ProtestantMost were Roman Catholic Middle-class Americans were likely to drink only in private, if at all. Working-class men would go to taverns after work to gather and drink socially.
Reasons for Immigrant Tensions 1. Irish immigrants were very poor – WHY? 2. Many took jobs for less money than established Americans – WHY? 3. Irish were often hired as strike-breakers – WHY? 4. Irish men replaced “mill girls” – WHY?