USS Jamestown and the Great Famine

The US sloop of war USS Jamestown entered Cork harbor the morning of April 15, 1847. While the US was at war with Mexico at the time, the mission of the Jamestown was one of mercy. The History Guy recalls the forgotten history of one of the earliest examples of a government providing foreign disaster relief.
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  • Monies raised in the US to relieve the Irish famine translated into 118 ships transporting food to Ireland in 1846- 1847. This represented the goodwill of Americans, but not their government. A Bill to aid the famine struck Irish, not unlike present day America, got stuck in the Senate without resolution. The US government's contribution was to make available two barely sea worthy ships. On a historical note, the island of Ireland was rich in grains, fruit, vegetables, white and red meat, as well as fish, during the famine years. However, such commercial foods were exported out of Ireland by the ranch owning British landlords who took their lead from a British government who saw "clearing" the native Irish from their ever contracting land holdings a positive outcome of "market forces". Others, with good reason based on prevailing evidence, might call it genocide.

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  • An excellent story with wonderful background. Ireland to the relief of America, then America to the releif of the Irish. Wonderful. If only all good men could keep that in mind.

    Frank GullaFrank GullaСарын өмнө
  • When I complained, my grandfather had this quote “better than a cold boiled potato for lunch “

    James HammonsJames HammonsСарын өмнө
  • Polk was right.

    Jim ParsonsJim ParsonsСарын өмнө
  • It's a fascinating lesson in what people and governments can do when working to help and promote charitable endeavors.

    David ReedDavid ReedСарын өмнө
  • It is also called The Great Hunger.

    Mike LnuMike LnuСарын өмнө
  • The Catholic church could have made a huge difference.

    Jese HadwenJese HadwenСарын өмнө
  • Wow--both the President and the House thinking that the scope of their authorities were limited to the boundaries of the Constitution. It's valuable to remember that such thinking was once so common among Americans that it even affected politicians.

    Reflected MilesReflected MilesСарын өмнө
  • Please do a episode on the Louisiana slave revolt of 1811. This is true forgotten history. Thanks history guy, your awesome!

    Sandra BensonSandra BensonСарын өмнө
  • Thank you for a story from history that reminds us how our nation influenced the world for the betterment of all.

    Sara WehrSara WehrСарын өмнө
  • How different is the USA of that time from today. A certain group in this country should bow their heads in shame for what they do now regarding charity for others. Absolutely disgraceful by comparison.

    Steven SinesSteven SinesСарын өмнө
  • Wow. You know in times like these when it feels like everything is falling apart. It's nice to know that at one time we weren't such dicks. Thank you for this. I wish more good things will come to make Americans proud again. We need it.

    Oscar NashOscar Nash2 сарын өмнө
  • Thanks!!!

    John StokesJohn Stokes2 сарын өмнө
  • I worked for a USAID contractor through the Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations. We helped a LOT of people in many ways by providing them with American produced goods, food, science, and expertise. Trump believed only “suckers” would help out “shithole countries” and USAID funding all but disappeared. I don’t consider this “greatness.”

    flyswryanflyswryan2 сарын өмнө
  • Thank you History guy, well researched. I always thought that it was called the Potato famine because that was all they had to eat and you couldn't just survive on eating potatoes, now I find out it was the fact that is exactly what the Irish were surviving on and when the potato crops failed they starved. I think it is odd that, that was their only source of food. The Potato was a New world food and so was corn, so what were they eating before potatoes showed up? I guess when the potato showed up it caused a population boon because of all that extra carbohydrate in their diets. And when the potato crop failed so did all those extra people produced by that extra carbohydrate.

    Sean WalshSean Walsh2 сарын өмнө
  • So this is how we entered down the slipperly slide that ends in giving millions for gender studies in Pakistan. Davy Crockett addressed this concern when he was in congress. Perhaps the Congress should have facilitated the publics personal charity giving instead of tax dollars.

    An American HomesteadAn American Homestead2 сарын өмнө
  • Having spent some time in Ireland, I can tell you that most Irish refer to that time as "The Great Hunger". Additionally, there is little debate there about the actions or lack thereof in reference to the British Crown and Parliament. Attempted Genocide is the charge many, nay, most Irish would lay at the feet of that British Government. Their own accounting of the percentage of deaths by starvation / disease and those who fled their country in hope of food and lives without their oppressor's boot upon their necks is higher than those stated in this video. A measure of the effects of the blight and the feeble response of those in power over Irish Catholics can be noted in the fact that the population of the Island is still below that of what it was before 1845.

    TJ MulTJ Mul2 сарын өмнө
  • Then there were those convoys in WW1 & 2?

    Beans BottomBeans Bottom2 сарын өмнө
  • Thx u

    Songklod SukuSongklod Suku2 сарын өмнө
  • Hi History Guy, I really enjoy your videos! How about making a video about the Johnstown flood? Thanks and keep up the good work! u4ea

    u4ea Hereu4ea Here2 сарын өмнө
  • Went to Somalia in 1992 when tens of thousands were starving to death. The U.S.-led task force took food away from the warlords' control, denying it to them as a weapon. Outgoing President George H. W. Bush came over in December 1992 after he lost the election and told us we were doing God's work. Unfortunately, the next administration didn't have the stomach to continue when the going got tough.

    Edward LoomisEdward Loomis2 сарын өмнө
  • 1857?

    John PritchardJohn Pritchard2 сарын өмнө
  • Absolutely wonderful piece of History, Thank You History Guy! I am a Irish American and while studying my ancestry I found that my great great grandfather migrated to the U.S. because of the USS Jamestown mercy mission. As a child I remember my great grandfather recite the Samuel Lover poem by heart in Irish Look out, look out across the sea That girds thy Emerald shore, A ship of war is bound for thee, But with no warlike store; Her thunder sleeps-‘tis Mercy’s breath That wafts her o’er the sea; She goes not forth to deal out death, But bears new life to thee. My great grandfather said that his father made him and ALL of the boys in the family memorize this poem (grandpa called it a Irish Blessing). So today five generations later my son knows this poem in Irish and I hope he carries on the tradition. Thanks again for your wonderful channel.

    JS13JS132 сарын өмнө
  • How common was anti-Irish prejudice back then?

    StrawB0ssStrawB0ss2 сарын өмнө
  • 6:30 Fast forward 200 years and the US government sends more money to Middle Eastern gender studies than pandemic relief for our own tax payers...

    Johns TownJohns Town2 сарын өмнө
  • This brings to mind the great Swedish famine of 1867-69

    L1nus0nL1ne ProductionsL1nus0nL1ne Productions2 сарын өмнө
  • History guy makes me feel better. But ...have you noticed that we get far less response when America needs help? Against current situation, the American people come LAST! I'd like to know what amount of foreign aid we despeance to other countries, including people that hate us?

    Richard Garowski.Richard Garowski.2 сарын өмнө
  • As an Irish American I want to say thank you. It makes me love my country even more. Bless you.

    Harold KistnerHarold Kistner2 сарын өмнө
  • Thanks

    Harold KistnerHarold Kistner2 сарын өмнө
  • You missed a lot on this one. It was Irish Americans who pushed for this & funded this. After a NINA discrimination and the deadly forced labor of Irish from Jamestown to Philadelphia 1776. Makes me sick for the greater U.S. to take credit.

    Stephanie SoressiStephanie Soressi2 сарын өмнө
  • The American public being apathetic to mercy? Hmm, where have I heard that one before?

    TheHylianBatmanTheHylianBatman2 сарын өмнө
  • I find it interesting that videos on this topic always ignore the official tributes, the fact that similar distress existed in Scotland and northern England where a similar monoculture, and that it was the charity of English communities which ended the famine.

    Alec BlundenAlec Blunden2 сарын өмнө
  • The emerald tie is so appropriate.....

    Craig BigbeeCraig Bigbee2 сарын өмнө
  • It's nice, especially in these times, to hear that America has indeed done some good and generous things for other peoples of the world. Listening to the media today, I'd almost forgotten.

    Greg SmithGreg Smith2 сарын өмнө
  • I'm assuming using the 2 ship's canons for giant potato guns at the time would've been considered in bad taste. All kidding aside, interesting history I didn't know is always to be found here.

    Captain JackCaptain Jack2 сарын өмнө
  • It is true that America can and is in many respects. A national of great compassion. But today in America we face great disagreements with that compassion. As cultures are colliding with each other in a political unsettling manner.

    John DiazJohn Diaz2 сарын өмнө
  • Great video. Crop failure, food shortages famine and starvation caused by blights, pests and bad weather was common pre modern/ancient times. We don't know how good we have it.

    Martin SchulzMartin Schulz2 сарын өмнө
  • History like this needs to be taught in schools.

    johnpadvaiskasjohnpadvaiskas2 сарын өмнө
  • Hey, THG great work but is lacking one thing! A tour of you office history wall from challenge coins to hats. It’s “History that deserves to be Explained “

    Gary McClureGary McClure2 сарын өмнө
  • was Ireland seen as a motherland or a fatherland?

    L0L02 сарын өмнө
  • was Cork(Ireland ) famous for producing cork?

    L0L02 сарын өмнө
    • Not at all- cork comes from a type of oak that grows along the Mediterranean. The name of the City of Cork in Ireland was derived from the Gaelic word Corcaigh, meaning, roughly, "marshy place."

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered2 сарын өмнө
  • I have to say, that ad for a Comfy seemed like a real - reachable dream come true! 💙💚💛💜

    Terra CottaTerra Cotta2 сарын өмнө
  • I hated history as a good but you make it interested and I've learned much from you. Thank you. I have a question unrelated to this video but can't find another place to ask it. This morning I seemed to learn that WW2 bombers were named after the year of their first flight (or at least some of them). The B47 first flew in 1947. The B52 in 1952. But what about the B17? How did it get its name?

    Janet ChristianJanet Christian2 сарын өмнө
    • @The History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered I was sure I'd learned a "cool secret" about WW2 planes. Dad is gone now, but he flew C47 transports and B17 bombers over China. I'd have loved to be able to ask him the above question. I appreciate your taking the time to answer.

      Janet ChristianJanet Christian2 сарын өмнө
    • The designation is actually not related to the year of the plane's first flight- the B-47 and B-52 were merely coincidences. The numbering is sequential- the B-17 came between the Martin XB-16 and the Douglas B-18. As many of the projects never became operational, the numbering could seem random. There is a full list here: www.joebaugher.com/Bdesig.html

      The History Guy: History Deserves to Be RememberedThe History Guy: History Deserves to Be Remembered2 сарын өмнө
  • Cause of the famine was phytopthora infestans according to the web. Like many fungi there are many races and not all varieties of plants are resistant to all races. So a race originating in another country can devastate crops that have no resistance in other countries. It is why we have extensive plant breeding institutes around the world who try to keep one step ahead of diseases. It is not all about selling chemicals, it is about survival of the fittest and those plants that have more resistance are usually more likely to survive and require less chemical.

    Philip GardnerPhilip Gardner2 сарын өмнө
  • Wow, you think Trump would have done that? Wait, he never did.

    Kevin ReardonKevin Reardon2 сарын өмнө
  • TY, how very interesting

    MargaretMargaret2 сарын өмнө
  • Have we Americans forgot what _really_ makes a country great?

    Bill MartinBill Martin2 сарын өмнө
  • I love watching these clips during my lunch breaks at work. It's always a good day when you can learn something new. Have you ever done an episode on the history of canned sardines. I have always been curious about them and how they came to be.

    Dusty BunnyDusty Bunny2 сарын өмнө
  • Hey, love your show! Here is an idea for you. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is a famous Fairy Castle. created by silent film star Colleen Moore. You should do a show about its history.

    Pulp ProductionsPulp Productions2 сарын өмнө
  • Just another example of our racist country. we help everyone

    Paul HerzogPaul Herzog2 сарын өмнө
  • In this brutally fractious time, we need more stories like this.

    Simon JennerSimon Jenner2 сарын өмнө
  • As an Irishman from a family of history fanatics, it's kinda mad seeing the stuff I learned in school being shown to the rest of the world. Love it

    FernandoFlynnFernandoFlynn2 сарын өмнө
  • The British government caused this famine by taxing every other crop so much the Irish were left with nothing else to grow, save this crop they deemed worthless, then trying to block foreign relief in an effort to exterminate the race. Thats why the Irish love America so. Thanks for this story Sir

    EVELYN FREELEVELYN FREEL2 сарын өмнө
  • What is well known in Ireland is the absolute shameless refusal of the English to aid the Irish during the famine.

    Jayce PerlmutterJayce Perlmutter2 сарын өмнө
  • The tragedy of the great famine had made the Irish the most charitable nation on earth. I too came from a country that experienced a great famine, and someday, we will be as charitable, because we also know tragedy and misery🥲

    Alemayehu BrownAlemayehu Brown2 сарын өмнө
  • Thank you for yet another reminder of our American heritage which we can be proud!

    Bill KBill K2 сарын өмнө
  • And a thank you from Ireland 173 years later. Maybe I wouldn't be alive today if that help didn't arrive

    Tom LTom L2 сарын өмнө
  • Before Herbert Hoover became president, he organized a huge relief effort to those starving in Russia. Sadly, there was some nefarious doings at the end of that- a black mark against America, BUT, the relief effort was all that it was to be- relief for starving masses.

    Jennifer HortonJennifer Horton2 сарын өмнө
  • Bravo! Slainté

    Dannan TavonaDannan Tavona2 сарын өмнө
  • I believe it was Nathaniel Macon of North Carolina that proposed the resolution in 1812. Not Samuel Macon of South Carolina.

    Jesse EversvikJesse Eversvik2 сарын өмнө
  • At 2:22 you say that the US Was embroiled in a conflict with Great Britain which would lead to war ... which conflict are you referring to? (If it's the Oregon territory dispute ... I did not know that ever led to the level of "war")

    dugrozdugroz2 сарын өмнө
  • Excellent story. Keep at it!

    Mark ByrumMark Byrum2 сарын өмнө
  • The US Merchant Marine has been involved in missions of mercy for a long time. Back in the 1980's I sailed a 15,000 ton freighter from the West Coast to Madras, India and Chittagong, Bangladesh. We spent 8 days in Madras unloading bulgur wheat then sailed to Chittagong. There we spent 15 days unloading rice. It was a very different voyage from my usual container ship trips.

    Planet NinePlanet Nine2 сарын өмнө
  • Here Here, my good man!! A much needed reminder that human compassion and a willingness to help, even if but in a small way, has the power to change lives.

    Willie MakitWillie Makit2 сарын өмнө
  • Please change you video schedule and BEGIN A SETIES OF LESSONS TEACHING THE CONSTITUTION. People in America know their Constitution is being torn apart, but they Dont know the law, the actual Constitution.

    Geraldine SeraGeraldine Sera2 сарын өмнө
  • I agree with President Polk, the Congress does not have the Constitutional authority to give away taxpayer money in a lot of ways they do. I have looked into all of the time other nations helped the USA when we had natural disasters like Volcano eruption in HI and WA, Earthquakes and Wildfires in the West, Flooding in the Gulf and Mid-West, Nor-easters, and Tornados in many states. I looked for Aircraft Carries bringing food and blankets with flags from other nations, I looked for Helicopter dropping in doctors and water from lands over seas to help Americans, I have yet to find anything more than the equivalent of sympathy cards with no Cash inside when the USA has a disaster. Yet when other countries suffer I see tons of supplies and pallets of cash leave our shores to help others while our own vets are homeless, while our kids get no medical care due to cost, while our elderly die due t lack of service or medication. I agree with Polk, the US Govt today is a Terrible Sewart of our nations wealth.

    William NelsonWilliam Nelson2 сарын өмнө
  • What does Macedonian mean to an American? Why a war ship of that nane?

    Chris AvramChris Avram2 сарын өмнө
  • When I hear about American Aid and relief I am always reminded of Gordon Sinclair's radio speech mnthe.info/bill/video/spWilYHQgmZ8cGs

    Pieter VisserPieter Visser2 сарын өмнө
  • The government use to care about our money. But now they're sending TRILLIONS over seas for GENDER STUDIES

    Scott FisherScott Fisher2 сарын өмнө
    • What?

      Rory FinnerenRory Finneren2 сарын өмнө
  • Hi, I'd like to see a treatment of the (I think) fascinating development of my homestate of Florida. From the first settlement at St Augustine, through the multiple European claims, and the maneuvering - political and military - to bring the state into the union. From such humble beginnings, Florida's rise to one of the top 4 states today is HTDTBR

    Gary BarberGary Barber2 сарын өмнө
  • Another great episode. Now, I have a ton to catch up on!

    Milf StellaMilf Stella2 сарын өмнө
  • You mentioned the captain being "successfull" inn the Chine wars. This ties in with a series posted by Dr. Mark Felton, in which he mentions that the USA was also involved in the so called Opium Wars.

    Johan KotzeJohan Kotze2 сарын өмнө
    • @ron king Yes, you are right. I do recommend you look for and wath that series by Mark Felton.

      Johan KotzeJohan Kotze2 сарын өмнө
    • He did not say the China wars he said in the China trade

      ron kingron king2 сарын өмнө
  • Always fascinating! It is little appreciated among the "native" or "Catholic" Irish people of today that the Protestant Planters, i.e. settlers from England and Scotland, in 17th century Ireland and in the American Colonies were the same people. Hence the fortunes of Massachussetts were of concern to the friends and relatives who were colonising Ireland. Modern Ireland is rather glad that the American colonies went on to invent the republic, a model for ourselves and many other nations.

    Ciaran DoyleCiaran Doyle2 сарын өмнө
  • America is great because Americans are good. -Alexis de Tocquevill (Democracy in America)

    KatieandKevin SearsKatieandKevin Sears2 сарын өмнө
    • Hi KatieandKevin Sears. I queried this, because de Tocqueville was not a fan of America. According to Snopes, "these words do not appear in the pages of 'Democracy in America,' nor do they appear in any other writing or recorded utterance contemporaneously traceable to de Tocqueville". Source: www.snopes.com/fact-check/america-is-great-de-tocqueville/.

      LizJLizJ2 сарын өмнө
  • There is a heart breaking scene from the movie, Gods and Generals.. Irish units fought on both sides. After the battle some Southern women take note that Irish boys fought and died on the very fields where corn was grown and sent over to Ireland to save their lives during the famine.

    djolley61djolley612 сарын өмнө
    • The scene of Fredericksburg in G&G where Irish CSA are slaughtering the Fighting 69th NY, and crying, destroys me inside. Now look at us. God help the USA.

      Jim ReillyJim Reilly2 сарын өмнө
  • Bravo, Bostonians, for answering the cries of the starving Irish. One fifth of my ancestors were from Ireland. THEY arrived in New York in 1850 themselves. So, at that time, they were still in Ireland. Bravo also to THG for his usual "deserves to be remembered".

    gtoycomagtoycoma2 сарын өмнө
  • *It's unfair on how things has turned up to be due to the recent world pandemic things has been so difficult* *This isn't good in the sense that it ends up affecting the civilians financially in different angles of life* *we see complains here and there on social Media from different people in different parts all around the world* *The government has less or no time for their people anymore* *I suggest that we all should engage in different things to make money and stop hoping on the government*

    Chris MarkChris Mark2 сарын өмнө
    • People are talking about bitcoin...I'm invested in moocow.

      KatieandKevin SearsKatieandKevin Sears2 сарын өмнө
    • I hope so too let's just wait and see the feedback

      Mark AustinMark Austin2 сарын өмнө
    • I just invested with Him yesterday I'm just hoping by next week my profit will be good too

      Marie LeeMarie Lee2 сарын өмнө
    • Yes sure my friends told me about their gain I was so jealous because I wanted to invest next week

      Leonard StoneLeonard Stone2 сарын өмнө
    • Did anyone trade with him recently ? Because I heard last week profits was so good

      Ethan KennethEthan Kenneth2 сарын өмнө
  • I learned that the term "coffin ships" was a maritime insurance designation that referred to the corrupt custom of over insuring unseaworthy vessels and sending them on a voyage in the hopes that they would be lost at sea and the insurance would pay off.

    paul pskipaul pski2 сарын өмнө
  • As always an interesting history lesson ! When I watch your videos I always find myself looking at the collection of items behind you. Most recently the large caliber shell (ammo) ! It would be interesting if you could describe a few of the items and their importance to you, maybe starting with the ammo round !

    Brad DOCBrad DOC2 сарын өмнө
  • The depopulation of Ireland suited the English Establishment so it was allowed to happen. Throughout the "famine" vast amounts of Beef, Pork, Grain and Dairy were exported under armed guard from the island. The population of Ireland was 8m in 1845. It dropped to 4.5m by 1950. In 2021 its still only 6 million. There is still no other country on the planet that has less people living there now than in the 19th century. Now in 2021, there are malthusians organising the depopulation of the planet. You have been warned.

    Stephen LaneStephen Lane2 сарын өмнө
  • Have you all produced an episode on waterbeds yet?. Because that’s history that needs to be told.

    John JohnsJohn Johns2 сарын өмнө
  • Polk was right. The US Constitution forbids the people to be forcibly taxed in order to make a charitable contribution. Such a contribution can not rightly be called charity, since charity must be voluntary, and taxation is not. Also, the US was never "isolationist." Japan was isolationist for a time when it prohibited all trade and contact. The US had plenty of trade for its entire history. Instead, it was non-interventionist, and followed JQ Adams and G Washington's advice to avoid foreign entanglements and not to go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. Today, these views would be called "libertarian."

    freesk8freesk82 сарын өмнө
  • If this were to happen today, the US government would say, "It sounds like Ireland could use a little 'freedom,' while simultaneously telling the American people that the Irish were being oppressed and the Irish government was threatening our freedom and way of life... it would then launch a full scale invasion and try to win the hearts and minds of the people of Ireland while corporations plundered the countryside for any and all natural resources and then install a puppet government.

    Casey LimbertCasey Limbert2 сарын өмнө
  • Can you do a program on Tristram Coffin?

    Mtn GuardMtn Guard2 сарын өмнө
  • The wreck of the Dutch ship, Batavia, off the western coast of Australia would be interesting. It includes a psychopath and a massacre, and some of the passengers and crew were eventually rescued.

    Judy McLeodJudy McLeod2 сарын өмнө
  • I always get involved with your presentations and nearly never look at the wall behind you, so when this presentation was bounced by an ad I noticed the great artillery shell behind you and memories came to for. Is there a story about that present? I have great memories from my Army days, can't hear to good either. Also how long has that shell been there, (ten / twenty videos? I love your videos! Thanks again.

    Peter OlsenPeter Olsen2 сарын өмнө
  • Ships of war have often been "Angels of Mercy"..to this day.

    Trooper DGBTrooper DGB2 сарын өмнө
  • What’s the story with the picture of the lady with the umbrella? Beautiful picture. Castle in the background? 1950’s?

    Lo PresLo Pres2 сарын өмнө
  • Been drinking! But.....seems to me that U.S. disaster relief was a lot faster “back in the day” than present day! Katrina comes to mind along with Dominican Republic! Let’s just go door to door and confiscate everybody’s firearms and everything will be fine.

    One Bad AppleOne Bad Apple2 сарын өмнө
  • I would love it if you did an episode about the Jeannette Expedition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeannette_expedition

    zinniagardenzinniagarden2 сарын өмнө
  • Cheers from Hazelwood😎

    Maria HaugMaria Haug2 сарын өмнө
  • Nice one for the sacks of spuds, US

    David SlatteryDavid Slattery2 сарын өмнө
  • What an amazing story.

    JavierCR25JavierCR252 сарын өмнө
  • and party elected is on a witch hunt. STOP It....

    attila fitzpatrickattila fitzpatrick2 сарын өмнө
  • Private donations of charity are and will always be the most efficient forms of assistance! Government involvement ALWAYS involves wasteful use of funds. This is a simple fact. Moral: Get out your pocket book and help your neighbor. It is the building block of civilization.

    michaelinminnmichaelinminn2 сарын өмнө
  • Thanks

    glen schumannglen schumann2 сарын өмнө
  • The History guy and Mark Felton's war stories,making history great again. PS HG, how about a video on new Schwabenland island.?Or how a bunch of Austrians decided to take up polar exploring in the 18th century and survived disasters worthy of Shakelton and the Franklin expedition? There is soo little known or to be found about this forgotten expedition,that it is truly history worth remembering?

    James JansonJames Janson2 сарын өмнө
  • And they loved Irish immigrants too. Just kidding.

    Kevin O'ConnorKevin O'Connor2 сарын өмнө
  • How do we (the USA) go back to those policies regarding foreign aid? Holy Moley, that was a refreshing concept to now know that the USA had it right, once upon a time.

    fumedrummerfumedrummer2 сарын өмнө
  • I am also Scotch-Irish and I appreciate the US for providing this charity during the Great Famine. My family came over before the famine. I am a descendent of General Israel Putnam. I know that the Irish that came over in early days usually got the voyage by becoming indentured servants.

    TAP001TAP0012 сарын өмнө
    • @TAP001 I am a descendant of Thomas Putnam Sr. Grandfather of General Israel Putnam. Israel was the son of Joseph Putnam, and Grandson of Thomas Putnam Sr. from his second marriage. My line descends from the first marriage, and was unfortunately involved on the wrong side of the Salem Witch Trials. Your line from Joseph is one of American History itself!

      Jay GJay GСарын өмнө