While Irish and Germany immigration between 1840 and 1850 had various similarities, some differences prevail. The motivation for immigration for the two groups was due to the hopes of acquiring society that is full of equity and prosperity. For the Irish group, their reliable crops had failed for three years exposing their land of famine. Therefore, they crossed the Atlantic sea to United State in search for relief food. The Germans on the other hand, moved to the United States in search for political relieve. During that period, German was prone to political instability caused by rebellion and riots and as well as 1848 revolution. In terms of assimilation, both groups faced challenges from the Americans to the extent that the Irish were treated like blacks.
The nativism that was present during that time is when the American nativists, Like Samuel Morse, were in favor of political rights of the Native Americans. They were against the immigrants’’ right to vote in America and excluded from being members of New York City’s Democratic organization. Irish and Germany had started engaging in the local politics by organizing immigrant societies into a robust aspect of the Democratic Party. This made Native American suspicious of these two groups of immigrant.
The of blacks and women from politics and market revolution was independent from each other, that is, the exclusion form one group could not lead to the exclusion of the other group. The main reason behind the exclusion of both groups was that they were regarded as naturally incapable and therefore unhealthy for suffrage. The two groups were also excluded because of the conventional adaptation and need such as understanding, literacy, and engagement of crime, which was highly associated with blacks.