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History of the United States I

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Question 3 of 8

The Great Famine of Ireland in the 1840s affected the United States in which of the following ways?

  • A.

    It led to a massive wave of Irish immigrants to the United States.

  • B.

    It forced Americans to abandon imports of the potato and look for other sources of food.

  • C.

    It led to a decline in the influence of the Roman Catholic Church.

  • D.

    Intermarriage between Irish immigrants and native-born US citizens declined.

  • E.

    It led American scientists to pool their skills in finding a cure for the potato blight.

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