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Immigration 1840's 1850's
Transcript of Immigration 1840's 1850's
Working and Living Conditions
Irish and Germans
Some Irish and German immigrants were being accused of stealing jobs from american people
Jobs for the
During the periods of 1840-1850 the views of immigration were similar. There was a strong rise of nativism during both times, but for different reasons. From 1840-1850, native-born Americans were afraid of the immigrants coming in and "stealing" their already low-wage jobs. Since factory jobs were becoming very popular due to the industrial revolution, the skill level for those jobs went down which dramatically changed the chances of getting laid off. Also, because it was so easy to lose a job, immigrants were able to come and easily replace workers for less pay.
In the US the higher population of immigrants were Irish, British, and German
Problems with immigrants
Their were to many immigrants that were coming
Religion was a big part of the problem when they came
ow paying jobs were another part of the problem
this is how the working conditions were for most immigrants
These were the most because their nation was not a modernized as America was becoming
They often crammed into shanty towns, living in shacks cobbled together out of discarded boards and other debris
Why they Immigrated
Most of them came because of civil unrest, severe unemployment or almost inconceivable hardships at home.
In Ireland, when the potato crop failed three years in succession, it led to a great famine with horrendous consequences. Over 750,000 people starved to death.
Over two million Irish eventually moved to the United States seeking relief from their desolated country.