On It! Worksheet
St. Patrick's Day
on the had also in have material million settled
Irish Americans, especially those who arrived in ____________
U.S. in the 1840s, ____________ ____________ to overcome much suffering.
The Great Potato Famine of 1845-49 claimed the lives of 1 ____________
Irish back ____________ the Isle of Erin (Ireland is ____________ called
Eire). To escape starvation, those ____________ could immigrated to
America. Most of ____________ Irish who ____________ ____________ the
U.S. during this period arrived with little education and few ____________
possessions. As a result, they encountered poverty and discrimination.
Most were Catholics and also suffered because of longstanding prejudices
against their religion. But Irish Americans showed their strength and
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