Irish Immigration - Alyssa Jones

Irish Immigration - Alyssa Jones

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  • Irish Immigrants
  • Irish where forced to emigrate due to a disease that attacked their main food source which caused severe food shortage.  
  • They came from central Europe
  • Irish went to settle in the port cities. They had basically nothing, not even a little savings they had (like money). 
  • Irish came poor and a lot of people didn't like the Irish. So no one wanted anyone who was Irish to apply for a well-paying job. Instead, they worked low-paying jobs. 
  • Some Irish women would wash or work as servants and the men would build canals and railroads. 
  • The Irish had to compete with free blacks for jobs that no one else wanted. Irish came to American to get a better living. And this is what they get. 
  • No one liked the Irish and they weren't allowed to vote or go to school. Britain had controlled the majority of Ireland and defying their rights.  
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