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What did the Irish immigrants find in America?

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September 13, 2011 11:58PM

the Irish Immigrants found religious freedom, better jobs because back in Ireland they had jobs but they were little pay, because Ireland was one of the poorest parts in the western. They also found better food casue all they ate in Ireland was mostly potatos until the potao famine struck, killing millions of Irish people, many of them died from diseases and starvation. So they came to America for a new life. It was called the Journey of hope....

Minor Edit here:As far as finding better jobs, this is partly true, but they mostly fond just as much bigotry here as they had back home. Many were put to work on the railroads along with blacks and Chinese immigrants, all of whom were treated like slaves.

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