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FC: IMMIGRATION. | Christiana Korsnes and Salina Ali

1: Between 1815 and 1860 over 5 million immigrants arrived in the United States. Most of the immigrants were Irish and German. They came to find a new start. but ended up finding discrimination and prejudice.

2: Reasons for Immigration: - civil unrest, severe unemployment, and almost inconceivable hardships at home.

3: Irish ventured to the U.S. mainly because of the Potato Famine. | Germans ventured here because the farming quality and freedom.

4: January 24, 1817 Dear Journal, Today was a very cold day. MY family and I were trying to find a place to live. My father had to work all day on the farm. Even though this is so much better than Germany, we still miss our home. We settled in Minnesota,. but most of the people who came over with us are still in Ohio or Wisconsin. Well, I have to go help my dad with some stuff. That's it for today! Alderick Dousche

5: GERMAN IMMIGRANTS. | Diverse Groups-from different German kingdoms, from a variety of socioeconomic levels, as well as practitioners of various religions- Catholics, Lutherans, and Jewish Settled in the west for cheap, and fertile land. The Germans had more money with them than most immigrant, which allowed them to move out further west than the rest. Formed tight knit communities and maintained language by creating newspapers, their own schools, and professional organizations. | 3

6: December 2nd, 1823 Dear journal, Today is the day we leave for the United States. I'm told that it is a wonderful place with food and work everywhere. My family has little money, and there is 7 of us. We plan on finding a home in New York. All but my youngest sister's will have to find work. We need as much money as we can but anything will be better than starving here in Ireland. There has been a potato famine here for about a year now, it's devastated half the country already and is rapidly moving. Well headed to the ship now , wish me luck. Cliffony McDongal

7: IRISH IMMIGRATION | Between the years of 1820-1850 over 3.5 million Irishmen immigrated into the United states. By 1840, the Irish were considered to be over half of the incoming immigrants, fleeing the potato famine, and many more economic reasons. In years after 1860, Irish Immigration persisted. More than 2.6 million Irish came in the decades after 1860.

9: SOURCES | http://library.thinkquest.org/20619/Irish.html http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAEgermany.htm http://www.ushistory.org/us/25f.asp http://www.historycentral.com/Ant/People/immigrants.html http://www.historyplace.com/worldhistory/famine/america.htm textbook

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