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the huge economic change in Europe and the U.S. . started in great Britain, new inventions and machines created more economic opportunities.
a person who favors those born in his country and is opposed to immigrants
A building or set of buildings with facilities for manufacturing or producing goods.
Irish Potato Famine
A famine in 1845 when the main crop of Ireland, potatoes, was destroyed by disease. Irish farmers grew other food items, such as wheat and oats, but Great Britain required them to export those items to them, leaving nothing for the Irish to live on. As a result, over 1 million Irish died of starvation or disease, while millions of others migrated to the United States.
a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
Came to the U.S. because of the Irish Potato Famine, British rule, poverty and starvation. Many worked in factories in harsh conditions for little pay, and faced more discrimination than German immigrants
second largest immigrant group that settled in the Midwest, often were educated and skilled laborers. mostly lived in the Midwest and had traditional German jobs such as carpentry, beer brewing, bakers, etc.
Political party of the 1850s that was anti-Catholic and anti-immigrant
Movement of people from rural areas to cities
A policy of favoring native-born individuals over foreign-born ones
relating to farm areas and life in the country
a division of a society based on social and economic status.
Behaving differently, usually unfairly, toward the members of a group.
general worker who can perform any job that requires no special knowledge or skill / could easily be replaced
(n) a worker who has special abilities or training
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