Hit songs from some well-known and often viewed musicals, films and cartoons are omitted, e.g.Chim-chiminee, Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang, Fortuosity, When I see an elephant fly, Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?they all came to be known in the United States as the "Scots-Irish" even those with no Scottish ancestry at all and so the term is ambiguous, the term scots-irish was created in the 19th century to differentiate between protestant Irish and the later Catholic Irish,there is no way to determine how many of these early settlers were of native Irish ancestry or descends from the ulster plantation.although Micheal j o'brien examined many of the muster rolls and found mostly quintessential native irish surnames & possible anglicized irish surnames, he estimated that some 38% of those in the revolutionary army were irish, An estimated 250,000 migrated to the United States during the colonial era.
Signers Matthew Thornton, George Taylor and James Smith were all born in Ireland.
Irish immigrants of this period participated in significant numbers in the American Revolution, leading one British major general to testify at the House of Commons that "half the rebel Continental Army were from Ireland." Irish Americans signed the foundational documents of the United States—the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution—and, beginning with Andrew Jackson, served as President.
The early Ulster immigrants and their descendants at first usually referred to themselves simply as "Irish", without the qualifier "Scotch".
) are an ethnic group comprising Americans who have full or partial ancestry from Ireland, especially those who identify with that ancestry, along with their cultural characteristics. This compares with a population of 4.7 million on the island of Ireland.
About 33 million Americans—10.5% of the total population—reported Irish ancestry in the 2013 American Community Survey conducted by the U. Three million people separately identified as Scots-Irish, whose ancestors were Ulster Scots who emigrated from Ireland to the United States but are considered Irish Americans.
However religious numbers should be noted in context that at this period of time the Roman Catholic religion was proscribed and discouraged and that many Protestants are descendants of Catholics by logical definition.