Potato Famine Dbq

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Many immigrants, such as the Irish, came to America for a better life. The potato famine, which started in the mid to late 1800’s, infected many Irish people. About 2,000,000 Irish men, women, and children perished during this terrible incident (document 1.) The majority of the Irish people were farmers and planted many potatoes. That meant during the potato famine, many potatoes were infected and rotten, so many farmers became poor and helpless. Many Irish families then came to America for a better future, and to ensure that they will not get sick and die. Not only they came to America for the safety of their families, but also for better jobs and earn money. After the potato famine, many families starved to death or were helpless because
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