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In the United States, strong anti-Irish sentiment began in the late 1840’s, when the great Irish famine caused many to emigrate to the United States, and continued into the 20th century. Anti-Catholic prejudice was present in the presidential election of 1960, but did not prevent John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, from being elected. Credit: unknown

In the United States, strong anti-Irish sentiment began in the late 1840’s, when the great Irish famine caused many to emigrate to the United States, and continued into the 20th century. Anti-Catholic prejudice was present in the presidential election of 1960, but did not prevent John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, from being elected. Credit: unknown

In the United States, strong anti-Irish sentiment began in the late 1840’s, when the great Irish famine caused many to emigrate to the United States, and continued into the 20th century. Anti-Catholic prejudice was present in the presidential election of 1960, but did not prevent John F. Kennedy, a Catholic, from being elected. Credit: unknown

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