Irish immigration

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Irish immigration

  1. 1. Irish Immigration By Katie Youngman, Nina Godbout, and Nikita Harivel
  2. 2. In the 19th Century, Many Irish migrated to America to find jobs, but were separated at a time of bad problems.
  3. 3. The Act of Union… They were added the U.S. to British Policy, but this didn’t ease the problems with the Irish Immigrants. The Irish became impoverished quickly.
  4. 4. To make matters worse, there was a Great Potato Rot in 1845 causing GREAT famine. They had a rough time because potatoes were Ireland’s main crop.
  5. 5. They even had trouble on the ships to America such as “Runners”. (Large greedy men that force the immigrants to their favorite tenement houses and then make them pay a very expensive fee to live there.)
  6. 6. Although many were poor, their culture was rich.
  7. 7. FIN

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