FC: Immigration by Connor Sprickman American History 10-28-13
1: Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island
2: Annie Moore - the first Irish immigrant to pass through Ellis Island | Annie left Queenstown in County Cork, Ireland on December 20, 1891 along with her two brothers and 145 other people. They spent 12 days traveling and made it to the USA on December 31, 1891.
4: Ireland in the 1890's
5: One main reason the Irish left Ireland was due to a massive famine that ravished the entire country. There was potato rot that was affecting the potato crops (that was a main food staple for the Irish). There was also an outbreak of typhus that caused people to leave, too. When people got to the U.S., they lived mostly along the east coast.
6: If the immigrants were in generally good health and didn't have any legal issues, they didn't really have to go through any immigration tests. There were mental tests and physical/medical tests that mostly third-class or steerage class immigrants had to go through, to make sure they were 'fit' to be in the United States. These tests also determined what kind of jobs they were qualified for.