The Great Famine
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Killed Many People
The Great Famine killed one eighth of the entire population at that time, which is much worse than any of the modern day famines.
Affected Many Lives
The poor decisions of the government drastically worsened the effects of the famine on the people.
Immigration to the United States
The potato blight drove people out of the country in search for work and food. The farmers at the time needed to find other work because it was useless for them to stay at the farm. Friends and family were dying from disease, so people traveled to the United States in hope for a better life.
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