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Our potatoes! Their all gone! We will starve if we don't leave soon!
I'm tired of not being able to express my religion because might get persecuted.
I finally found a job here in the U.S to keep me out of poverty!
Sometime between 1845-1850, almost all of Ireland's potatoes were hit with a poisonous fungus. Because of that, around 500,00 of them moved to the U.S. People moved to the U.S for jobs and food. http://www.pbs.org/destinationamerica/usim_wn_noflash.html
Many Germans left Germany because of the terrible economic hardships, religious persecution's, and wars. Many who moved to the U.S were protesters in Germany. They chose to go to the U.S to be safe from wars and persecutions. https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Germany_Emigration_and_Immigration
Britain was experiencing hardships to such as poverty and political hardships. Many people lived in poverty and experienced unemployment. British people moved to the U.S to feel a stable country and to find jobs to stay out of poverty. http://www.emigration.link/push-pull-factors-english-migration.htm
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