Immigration Storyboard

Immigration Storyboard

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Storyboard Description

My U.S History Project that is due Tuesday, May 2nd

Storyboard Text

  • Oh Peter, I have to leave to serve my master. Will you please watch Tim?
  • No! I can't. I need to leave for my job. They are building new canals and railroads. I have to be there. 
  • I miss Ireland. :( It's so hard to live here. 
  • Everyone is so mean and prejudiced here. They are so stereotypical.
  • Once upon a time, there lived a family named The Smiths. This family included a couple by the names of Bridget and Peter. This young couple, in their 20s, because of the potato famine in Ireland immigrated with their 5 year old son, Timothy.
  •  This is such a low-paying, back-breaking and worthless job. Why am I even doing this?... Oh right ... I have to feed myself and my family. :(
  •  But I still can't feed my family well enough with this low-paying job...Is it really worth it?  
  • This family had suffered much because of their journey from Ireland. They settled close to the port cities, in Philadelphia,where they landed, because they had no means of transportation or to get settled.
  • Oh!! Don't say that we have to be grateful for what we get. After all, we don't even have a choice so we can't do anything about this. 
  • The main reason they moved to the States is because of the potato famine. Because almost all of their food was coming from potato crops, they were experiencing extreme food shortage after this crisis. They also seeked voting rights and abundant land which wasn't available for Catholics in Ireland.
  • Mom! Dad! Can we go back... I don't like it here. I want to leave and go back to Ireland.
  • Many Irish immigrants were unpleased and disappointed. Some native-born America resented the arrival of Irish immigrants and organized an anti-Catholic and anti-immigrants political group which was really sad for the people like the Smith family.
  • They wanted to do things to stop this discrimination but they had no other choice at the moment and needed to feed their families. They also competed with other blacks for jobs..
  • They continued to live in crowed places,huts and work in tiring and unsafe conditions. This continued for a long time and many couldn't do much about it.
  • I'm afraid we have no choice, son. 
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