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    The Great Irish Famine

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    The Great Famine devastated Ireland in the mid 1800’s. At least one million people died and many more suffered due to poverty and sickness. The main factor that contributed to this event was the potato blight, which infected the potato crop and the Irish who heavily depended on it as their staple food. But what about the other factors? The blight was not the only factor that contributed to Ireland’s poor state at the time. The economy and government also had a part. Cormac O’ Grada’s Black ’47 and

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    The Great Famine, or the Great Hunger was a period of time in Ireland between 1845-1852 when there was a disease, emigration, and a mass starvation. (Daly 1) In September 1845, a fog carrying a fungus called phytophthora infestans drifted over the fields of Ireland. (The History Place 1) Soon after, the fungal spores settled on potato plant leaves, which fermented, giving the fungus what it needed to live. (The History Place 1) The fungus soon spread to all the potatoes in Ireland, causing them to

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    were among the poorest people in the world, relying on crops to feed their families. The Great Famine, or An Gorta Mór, commenced with the potato failure in 1845. It lasted for six years and caused the deaths of over one million men, women and children. It also led to a huge increase in emigration with two million people fleeing the country in the search of both food and a life free from corruption. The Great Famine was a tragedy which devastated Ireland, forcing hunger to take on a new form. Hunger

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    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

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    The Great Chinese Famine

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    Though there were some success regarding social equality, there was little to no economic growth and the lack of direction of the nation caused widespread starvation, which took the lives of millions. The Great Leap Forward was severely mismanaged and was the leading cause of The Great Chinese Famine. Mao created new standards for farming methods in an attempt to make it a more efficient process and bountiful. He called for the implementation of new and “improved” techniques such as crowding seeds in

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    increase of demand for Irish labor in the Industrial revolution, and the bad conditions in Ireland due to the Great Famine (Clive). London was the largest city in the world and the Irish made up the largest immigrant group during this time. In 1841, the first census to record those living in the city was taken and 4% of the population was the Irish. They grew again in 1851 due to the Great Famine. Although the Irish colonized in many parts of the city, the first and largest Irish colony in London was

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    From the years 1845 to 1855 millions of adults and children fled over from Ireland to America, in order to escape the many issues their country was facing at this time. In my paper I will argue what lead to the potato famine and how this lead Irish families to seek refuge in American. In the 12th century England began their colonization over Ireland, this lead to many wars, confiscations and also rebellions. Finally after a series of fights between Ireland and England, England dominated over the

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    for the refuge. The reasons for such an influx were numerous: many Irish were desperately poor, and many were suffering from starvation and disease. One of the most widely spread reasons was the so-called Potato Famine. It killed more than 1 million people in five years and caused great acrimony and anger at the British for providing too little help to their Irish subjects. Those immigrants, who left Ireland, settled in Boston, New York, and other cities where they lived in poor conditions. Despite

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    prominent in Canada’s population. Although this journey began in 1825, the focus of this paper will be from the years 1840 to 1869. In this era of history Ireland faced a serious problem. From 1847 to 1852, Ireland had, what is now called, the “Great Potato Famine”. The harvest the years

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    How is the Malawi famine not like the American Great Depression? The time periods that they happened in also changed what happened and who and what it had affected. How big and important the country is can determine how much help and support the country will get. But, what the countries had learned from their experiences can help if they ever go through the same thing again. The American great depression and the Malawi famine are not like each other because in the advances in technology. During

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    important for individuals to support their families because of this occurrence. In Ireland there was an outbreak of the “Potato Blight” a disease caused by eating contaminated potatoes. Because of this many individual lost jobs this cause the “Great Potato Famine.” It was important for these Irishmen to seek jobs elsewhere because of the lack of opportunity. It was necessary to support their families back at home so were supplied with the money needed for survival. Many of these emigrants worked in America

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    more than a million people to die of starvation and disease. The Irish Potato Famine, also known as The Great Famine, was a tragic time in Irish history, lasting from 1845 - 1849. Ireland’s poor was very dependant on potatoes, so the sudden death of the potatoes devastated Ireland’s population. Ireland got almost no help from Great Britain, so it had to help itself, but it did not have the resources to do so. The famine was caused by a combination of a population explosion, the tenant farmer system

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    That is exactly what millions of Irish immigrants did when left with no choice but to leave their Irish homelands due to the famine that plagued them from the time of 1845-1852. James R. Barrett describes the struggle and changes the Irish people needed to make when coming to America and their hard attempts to disperse themselves into the multiethnic cities of New York, Chicago

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    A demographic transition is divided into four stages in which it includes the changes that happen within a population .These changes are those of birth and death rates in which it changes from high levels to lower levels with having a low rate of natural increase, and usually these changes happen because of how a country’s standard of living starts to develop not only that but also how their economy starts to develop and how the country is operating in general. Each country has had witnessed a certain

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    • In my group, I was in charge of looking for information about the different farmers. After reading the chapter, Maddie, Yasmine, and I randomly chose to be the organic, chemical, or pro-GMO farmer for our election. The three of us were initially in charge of the historical section of our presentation, but we decided to do a skit instead of simply presenting the information because we know that can be boring. Since I was the chemical farmer, I focused on Danny Forsyth. Forsyth thoroughly explained

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    APUSH SUMMER ASSIGNMENT 2016 – PART THREE – COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE The Columbian Exchange refers to a period of cultural and biological exchanges between the New and Old Worlds, which mostly took place during the 15th and the 16th centuries. Exchanges of plants, animals, diseases and technology transformed European and Native American ways of life. This phenomenon was a result of an accidental voyage from Christopher Columbus on 1492. Christopher Columbus was Italian explorer who, under the auspices

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    from friends and family in the United States, it said that America had jobs, own room, and no tyranny. The Irish were being put out by the English Prospero's, they left because of the opportunities America or the suffering inflicted by the Potatoes Famine. Only 14 percent of Ireland the Irish owned. They felt like a stranger in their own country. The were ruled by the English and “forced to rent or lease land from England landlords” (Takaki 133). The English were able to make a profit by changing the

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    Remember the revolutions that swept the Middle East in 2011, they all began with people in the street upset over the price of food. What’s more many of the world's top agricultural experts believe that this is just the tip of the iceberg unless we figure out new strategies to deal with global food security. We may be entering a new and dangerous phase of human history where food water and energy shortages threaten not only worse poverty but also civic unrest and international conflict. There are

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    Zambia, respectively (guy-allen, 2014). Most of these countries have more at least 30% of the population, undernourished. The highest number of countries that suffer from hunger are located in Africa and the major cause of hunger in African nations is famine and it was responsible for 2 million lives alone in 1985 and hundreds of thousands every year since then (Akther U. ahmed, 2007). These statistics show us just how severe this problem is and why we must take action in abolishing or at the least, reducing

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    DBQ: The New Deal

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    The New Deal Great Depression was a major American crisis in the 1930’s. As a response to this, the government created the New Deal which effectively solved many of the problems caused by the Great Depression. Although the New Deal was effective, its was also controversial. However, despite this fact, the New Deal was a necessary government response to a major American crisis. The Great Depression was a major American crisis. Document A shows hundreds of people in line for food. The line is so

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