Journey to America
Updated: 12/17/2019
Journey to America
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  • Journey to America
  • How is this important?
  • ImmigrationIrish Potato Famine
  • Well...
  • Between 1840 and 1860 a famine spreed through Ireland. Potato were the main food soured for the Irish so many died of starvation or disease. 
  • We must go to America!
  • What are we going to do?
  • Are we there yet?
  • It could take weeks to get to America and many Irish family's were poor. Most had to stay at the bottom of the ship which was called, "steerage"
  • Not everyone were big fans of immigration. Naivest were people who disagreed with immigration and The Know-Nothing Party was a group of Nativists.
  • Know-Nothing Party
  • Most poor immigrants lived in buildings called tenements. They were small little apartment and damaged and poor living conditions.
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