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Similarities of Irish culture vs Dominant American Culture

Describe some similarities of the norms of the Irish culture and the dominant American culture. How do these norms affect your life and lifestyle? How has the Irish cultural background contributed to the dominant American culture? Explain how you learned your culture. Who or what affected you the most? Have you developed a new culture as an adult? If so, what influenced you to do so?

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The structure of you paper is well defined by your questions. However, the phrase "dominant American culture" covers an extremely large amount of information. For this paper, I would focus on the norms of the Irish culture (another large topic-- that is why I focused on Irish Catholics more). Find some key points in the Irish norms, and compare that to the norms of the American culture. That will narrow your paper down.

First define some of the norms for the Irish culture. Here is a link for an excellent online book! This focuses on Irish Catholics.

http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=_dPNCR4-4LIC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=psychology,+irish+in+america&ots=LPVUoxLQEm&sig=Cs6qkTh8QGH_CyYGRsdubqTuLV8#v=onepage&q&f=false

You can use this book as a reference, and also look up the references the book uses. If you find those references, you can use them as well !

This section is a good beginning for your second question:

1820-1920, 5 million Irish immigrated, and for the most part they were from rural settings, ...

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Describe some similarities of the norms of the Irish culture and the dominant American culture. How do these norms affect your life and lifestyle? How has the Irish cultural background contributed to the dominant American culture? Explain how you learned your culture. Who or what affected you the most? Have you developed a new culture as an adult? If so, what influenced you to do so?

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