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We left our home because, the potato blight, a disease that caused rot in potatoes. Many of the Irish people died of starvation and this disease. Others fled to the United Sates.
Why did they leave their homeland?
When we reach America we will be able to make money and have jobs. We will also be able to have plenty of food!
What did they hope to find in America?
When the Irish immigrated to America we usually worked unskilled jobs, like building railroads and canals. Irish women worked as servants for wealthy families.
What types of jobs did they have in America?
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