US history project By Teresa Stutzke

US history project By Teresa Stutzke
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  • Irish immigrants: A journey to a new world
  • Poverty in  Ireland caused by   Britain  made some of the Irish come to America, hopeful to escape the poverty. 
  • The in 1845 a  disease  made Ireland's main food source  shrink, causing a  great famine. It  killed  1 million people, causing more to move to America.
  • So a bunch of them immigrated to America to escape the death and poverty
  • Once in America, most Irish immigrants settled in large cities or city ports.  They worked low paying jobs and dangerous work such as being a servant, or even building railroads.
  • Many of them had to live in the ports because by American standers they were poor,
  • Some people called nativists- opposed the immigration and out up signs such as, "No Irish need apply" they thought the immigrants would never look to adapt American ways.
  • No Irish Wanted
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