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The Great Famine by Mind Map: The Great Famine
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The Great Famine

Causes of the famine:

Irish people relied on the potatoe crop as their main source of food. 1845-1850: A disease caused potatoe blight caused the potatoes to rot in the ground.

Irish people relied on the potatoe crop as their main source of food. 1845-1850 a disease called potatoe blight caused the potatoes to rot in the ground.

Relief Efforts

The Workhouse

Soup Kitchens

Road works

Eviction

Many people could not afford to pay rent to landlords and were evicted from their homes.

They're homes were burnt so that they could not return.

Some went to the workhouse, Others emigrated

Emmigration

1845-1850: Around 1 million people emigrated on coffin ships.

America, Most emigrants entered America through Ellis Island in New York.

Austrailia

England

Effects of the famine

Around 1 million people died

Malnutrition, diseases such as 'famine fever.'

Around 1 million people emigrated