American History Immigration and Urbanization Study Guide

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American History Immigration and Urbanization Study Guide
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  1. What was America always been a country based on?
    Immigration
  2. Immigrants usually
    • -Came as families
    • -Lived on farms
    • -Saved money for their voyage
    • -Were skilled workers
    • -Were educated
  3. In 1840s, there was an increase in immigrants from_________ coming to america.
    Ireland
  4. Irish was what religion in Western Europe.
    Catholic
  5. Name some information about the Potato Famine.
    -Occurred in Ireland between 1845 and 1849.

    -The famine was due to the appearance a potato fungus that almost instantly destroyed the primary food source.

    -More than 1 Million people died from hunger and disease.

    -More than 2 million Irish left ireland due to the harsh living conditions.
  6. What was the treatment of the Irish people?
    • -People were racist to the Irish
    • -Fired first and hired last in jobs
  7. What are New Immigrants?
    -Were usually unskilled and poor workers.

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