All of our potatoes turned black and slimy from Blight disease. Now we have to leave Ireland.
Ships were unsanitary and crowded as passengers fought through storms, starvation, and disease. The ships they took to America were considered "Coffin Ships" due to their circumstances.
Yay! We made it at last!
Jane Addams opened America's first settlement house to help immigrants settle into their new lives. The Hull House was the first built and offered education, life skill classes, and living arrangements.
Town Folks disliked the Irish immigrants for their catholic religion. Businessmen wouldn't even hire Irish workers.