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					     Irish immigrants

- Irish people emigrated to America
The reasons why Irish people
   emigrated to the USA
              • In Ireland, there was a big
                potato famine
              • Before: eight million Irish
                people
              • One million people died of
                starvation
              • Two million people left
                Ireland to go to America
              • After the famine the
                population of Ireland was
                only four and a half
                million
When the Irish settled in America
                          •   1816
                          •   1818
                          •   1826
                          •   1846 -
                              1850
Where Irish people settled in
  America and their jobs
               • Predominantly, the
                 Irish settled along the
                 middle Atlantic coast
               • They became chamber
                 maids, cooks and
                 caretakers of children
     Number of Irish immigrants
250.000

200.000
                                               Immigrants in
150.000                                        America

100.000

 50.000

     0
          1816 1818 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850
  Irish people in America in the
           19th century
• Lived in cellars and shanties, partly because
  of poverty
• 80% of all infants born to Irish immigrants
  in New York died
• The other immigrants did not like them and
  wanted to send them back to Ireland
• The Irish immigrants were very poor
Thank you for your attention

By Lioba, Svenja, Anne and Johanna

				
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