Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2008-05-05 11:52:42

Because of the Irish Potato Famine between 1845 and 1852.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

What is a true description of immigrants to the US in the mid-1800s?

In the mid 1800s, many immigrants were Irish and German. While many of them were looking for new job opportunities, many were also trying to escape persecution.

What jobs did Irish immigrants have in the 1800s?

many worked in canals, railroads and roads

Why did many Irish come to the US in the mid-1800s?

ireland was surfering from famine.

When did immigrants come to Britain?

In 1922 many Irish people came to Britain as immigrants.

Many of the Irish immigrants who came to the US in the mid-1800s sought to escape?

religious repression

Why did immigrants come to the US in the 1800s?

To avoid war and famineMany immigrants came to the United Sataes in the 1830s to 1920s for many reasons. One of them was The Political Unrest in Germany. Another was the Irish famines in 1845 and 1880. Also, in 1880, Germany had a Military Draft that many Germans were mad about. There was a HUGE amount of immigrants from everywhere in 1908 when the U.S. had an industrial Expansion. These are only a few reaons why immigrants came to the U.S. in the 1800s.

Why did they leave Ireland to come to the US?

In the early 1800s, many immigrants came from Ireland

Why did many Jewish people come to Britain as immigrants in the 1800s?

The British will not be horrible to the Jews.

Did most Irish immigrants come in 1840 or 1920?

1840 also there were many german immigrants that came about that time

How many people were Irish immigrants in 1900?

There was about 500,000 Irish immigrants in 1900

How many immigrants were from China in the 1800s?


Where there any famous Irish immigrants?

Many in the history of the US. Andrew Jackson's parents were Irish immigrants. Much of the United States was settled by Irish and Scottish immigrants.

Why did many Americans and immigrants move westward during the 1800s?

During the 1800s many Americans and immigrants migrated westward in search of more and better farmland.

Where did immigrants come in the early 1900s and 1800s?

Many European immigrants came to the USA to own a farm or house and live without strict laws. Hope this helped!

What countries had the largest number of immigrants to America in the 1800s?

Germany, and Ireland had many immigrants.

Why were many immigrants attacked in the 1800s?

Because of their religion

Why did many Irish come to the United states in the mid-1800s?

The Irish potato blight receded in 1850, the effects of the famine continued to spur Irish emigration into the 20th century. Still facing poverty and disease, the Irish set out for America where they reunited with relatives who had fled at the height of the famine.

Where are Irish immigrants going?

Irish immigrants are going to Ireland, Irish emigrants are going to many places including America, Australia, Britain and Canada.

What were some of the reasons that influenced so many immigrants to come to America in the 1800s?

For religious freedom and new opportunities for other people

How many Irish came to America?

There were 18,000 Irish immigrants that came to America.

How were immigrants treated in the late 1800s?

Immigrants in the late 1800s were often not treated very well. Many were made to work long, hard hours in exchange for minimal pay, but they continued to come to America because it promised a brighter future for them than their homelands.

How many immigrants came in the 1800s came to the U.S.?

13.5 million

Why did many Irish immigrants come to America in 1845?

The famine in Ireland had started, so many people left the country. Some went to America.

Where did immigrants in colonial Georgia come from?

They were poor english, scotts, irish, welsh, and spanish. The colony also was home to many prisoners

Why were Americans hostile toward immigrants in the late 1800s?

Immigrants were considered second-class citizens for their poverty. Irish, German and Chinese immigrants were treated harshly and many were denied work. They were looked down upon because of their culture. Although America boasted being a "land of the free", poor immigrants had little employment opportunities.

Still have questions?