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In 1846 the Potato Famine leaves many people in Ireland without food.
All across Europe there were huge crop failures in 1846 and 1847. Many farmers in Europe couldn’t pay for their land.
The US Congress passed the Homestead Act in 1862. It granted citizens of the United States 160 acres of land in western areas of the country.
Between 1880 and 1900 thousands of factory jobs become available in the United States because of westward expansion and development of new industries.
Many Jewish people leave Russia in 1882 because of hatred toward them. This kind of racism is called anti-Semitism.