AP U.S. History: Circumstances in the United States

The circumstances described in the excerpt are evidence of which of the following developments in the United States during the first half of the 19th century?

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Jim and Crime Ireland's You're on very thin ones are

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in the market and the salad eight or nine shillings

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from very bad every day Wanting the porter bad way

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starving in the west of Ireland and turning And Hannah

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wrote to me pretty regular Everything she hears anything are

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pretty well interferes I hope your father mother it's health

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Well a family Well the question the circumstances described in

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the excerpt are evidence of which of the following developments

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in the United States during the first half of the

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nineteenth century The eighteen thirties and eighteen fifties saw a

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massive wave of immigration from Europe to the United States

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The largest group was the Irish who were escaping oppressive

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English landlords and the great potato famine It was a

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horrible time in Ireland People were dying of hunger and

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disease at alarming rates Approximately one point five million Irish

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died during the Great Famine The center of the letter

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William Dunne makes a reference to the great Fram And

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as well he says about Ireland that well there is

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nothing here about hardship and starvation are potato Crop is

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all over Many Irish families decided to come to America

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for work and a better life In an eighteen fifty

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nine hundred sixty one thousand seven hundred nineteen Irish immigrants

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lived in the U S So the answer is the

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Irish immigrant wave usable here Well there was indeed a

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German immigrant wave in the eighteen thirties and fifties but

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the excerpt is alluding to the Irish immigrants The French

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have immigrated to America but not massively There wasn't a

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French immigrant wave between the thirties and fifties but they

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came in record numbers between eighteen forty nine fifty one

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thanks to the California gold rush Finally there wasn't a

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Mexican immigrant wave between eighteen thirties and eighteen fifties It

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wasn't until the nineteen eighties and well today that Mexican

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immigrants began arriving in waves Mexicans Now are they the

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biggest immigrant group in the country Although immigration from Mexico

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slowed down in two thousand seven due to the recession

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and a whole bunch of other politically things anyway that's

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it The answer here to this question is the Irish 00:02:10.545 --> [endTime] immigrant wave