The Great Famine Of 1845: From Irish Migration To America

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The story of how and why the Irish came and thrived in America is as long and tragic as all the other sad stories of all the immigrants to the America 's that make her what it is today. The Irish began to immigrate to the United States long before the Great Famine of 1845. Between the years of 1650 and 1922 some 5 million Irish immigrated to the Americas with the first recorded St. Patrick 's Day celebrated in 1762. There were so many Irish-Scottish immigrates and settlers around the 1700 's that the log cabin became a symbol that represented them as a people. By 1833, there were an estimated 40,000 Irish immigrants making it the largest Irish city in the world. The Great Famine of 1845 was the worst ever due to poor management of people,
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