• United States Freedoms American African
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    From the nineteenth century to the present, the United States has been hailed as a "land of opportunity" where individuals could achieve personal, political, religious, and economic freedoms. The image of the "land of opportunity" was true to different degrees for the African-American sharecropper in the postwar South, the immigrant at Ellis Island, and the wealthy capitalist or manager in the period from eighteen-sixty five to nineteen-fourteen with the African-American being at the low end of ...
  • Ellis Island Immigrants York Dreams
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    Billy J. Cunningham Politics Through Film September 26, 2000 Ellis Island The immigration process between old world countries and America was often tedious and could last weeks. However there was a bright spot, and that was the entrance to New York harbor, with the Statue of Liberty in full view and the hopes and dreams of a new life in the land of the free. While there were other ports along the eastern seaboard where immigrants could make a new home, none was as alluring as New Yorks. The cha...
  • Immigration To Ellis Island
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    You might wonder why someone would go through all the trouble to write an essay on immigration. (besides the fact this is an assignment in history) Much of what we say, eat, and even do is connected to something that an immigrant brought to this country years ago. Many of the dishes that we as Americans enjoy, such as pastas, burritos, or even some types of sausages were brought here by Italians, Mexicans, and Germans. Also much of our everyday language comes from other languages. This is why im...
  • Ellis Island Journal People Didnt Day
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    Day 1: Hi my name is William Wallace. Im 14 years old and I live in Britain. Im going to America on a boat that will drop us off at Ellis Island. Im keeping a journal throughout my voyage to America because one day I hope to send it back to Britain so all my relatives can read what it was like. My parents cant come with me to America because they only have enough money for one ticket and they told me that they want a better life for me, so they are only sending me. Tomorrow will be my first day ...
  • Statue Of Liberty Location America People
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    I chose to write about the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty serves as a symbolic fixture of the principles America was founded on. She represents freedom, liberty, and opportunity. The location of the Statue of Liberty is an amazing feat in itself, it is right in the middle of a very wide and a very deep Hudson river, and at the time it was brought there, with the limited technology, was amazing. Adding to the location, The State of Liberty as everyone knows is right next to the old cus...
  • Chinese Immigrated Angel Island
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    Interrogations of Chinese Immigrants at Angel Island Like Ellis Island in New York Harbor, Angel Island in San Francisco Bay was an entry point for immigrants in the early 20 th century. The Angel Island immigration station processed small numbers of immigrants from Japan, Italy, and other parts of the world and was the key place of interrogation and detention for immigrants from China ("Angel Island Over View, CD-ROM). Angel Island in 1910 to enforce the Chinese Exclusion Act passed in 1882 and...
  • Ellis Island Immigrants America Immigration
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    ELLIS ISLAND Ellis Island has a long history, was needed, and was the 'Gateway to America' from 1892 until it closed in 1954, when it began its slow decay. The island was called Gull Island by the Indians and Oyster Island by the Dutch. Later the English erected a gibbet or gallows on the island for hanging criminals and so the island became known as Gibbet Island. The Indians sold it to the Dutch East India Company for trinkets. The company later sold it to Mynheer P aauw who also bought land ...
  • Journey To The Midwest The German Immigration
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    Journey to the Midwest: The German Immigration Many German immigrants in 1901 risked everything for a dream of better things in America and the promise of freedom and wealth. Although, when they arrived many realized that the streets were not paved with gold as they had believed, but rather filth. This is the detailed description of why one family left Germany, what happened after they arrived in America, and how they adapted to life in the Midwest. Momma- I have arrived in America finally. The ...
  • Immigration Ellis Island
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    Immigration During the late 1800's and into the 1900's many people immigrated to the United States from Europe and Asia in hope of finding prosperity, and a better life than the one they were leading in their old homes. Another reason was the sudden industrialization of Europe. (The transformation from small, agriculture-based societies to manufacturing economies was so rapid and sweeping that it became known as the Industrial Revolution. ) With all this occurring so quickly many people decided ...
  • Statue Of Liberty United States
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    Statue of Liberty, national monument proclaimed in 1924. Located in New York City, the monument consists of two small islands, Liberty Island and Ellis Island, that lie in Upper New York Bay. The Statue of Liberty is located on Liberty Island. Ellis Island was once the location where most immigrants entered the United States. The Statue of Liberty is a monumental sculpture that symbolizes freedom throughout the world. Its formal name is Liberty Enlightening the World. The statue depicts a woman...
  • Immigrants 2 Ellis Island
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    In 1886 the statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World," a gift from the people of France, was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. Set at the entrance to New York, the statue was just in time to greet the biggest migration in global history. The inscription on the Statue of Liberty, written by Emma Lazarus in 1883, invites the rest of the world to give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, ...
  • Ellis Island Building Acres Construction
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    Ellis Island In the 1600's, Ellis Island was known as Gull Island by the Mohegan tribe and was simply two to three acres. During high tide, the island could barely have been seen above the rising waters. After being discovered for its rich oyster beds in 1628, Dutch settlers renamed it Oyster Island. And then in 1765, which was the hanging of Anderson the Pirate, the island was again renamed the Gibbet Island, after the instrument used to hang him. Finally on January 20, 1785, Samuel Ellis purch...
  • Immigrants Ellis Island
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    The first glimpse of the Statue of Liberty was an emotional experience remembered for life for the immigrants approaching New York Harbor. Engraved on the base of the Statue of Liberty are the words from Emma Lazarus's poem, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.' The French sculptor, Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, designed the statue. It was intended as a monument to the freedom found lacking in his own country of France. Bartholdi said, 'I will try to glorif...
  • German Immigration To The Midwest
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    German Immigration: A story told by the ghosts of the past "The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station. When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again." So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their life and love for a chance of happiness in a new country. This is the story of the German immigrants in 1880-1930 who risked everything on a dream of better things. What caused the German immigratio...
  • Immigration United States
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    Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! (Szumski 19). This poem, placed at the base of The Statue of Liberty was rightfully depicted as a welcome mat for the rejected and oppressed people of other nations. However, our country is now becoming disorganized and bombarded with mass immigration. This problem causes money to be spent on...
  • Ellis Island Historical Overview Essay
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    Ellis Island was the principal federal station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. More than 12 million immigrants were processed here. Over time, the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards... In its early years, when the greatest number of immigrants entered the country, Ellis Island mirrored the nation's generous attitude and open door policy. After passage of immigration laws in the 1920 s, it was used...
  • Immigration To The United States
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    Although the hardship was seemingly hard to bear, the struggles and tragedies were worth it. America was known as the country of opportunity and hope, it was a chance to be part of a new society. Men and women, young and old, Frenchmen, Germans, Irishmen, Englishmen, Russians, and Jews, every one of them packed up their few belongings and set out for America, the land of freedom. All of these people were together, and not separated by the thick headed minds of kings Queens, Presidents, Politi ti...
  • Statue Of Liberty Tours First Island
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    Dependent upon staffing levels, park ranger guided tours are offered daily. Tours of the Statue of Liberty focus on the history, construction and restoration of this National Monument. Tours are available on a first-come first-serve basis, last approximately 45 minutes and offer visitors a comprehensive source of information. "Statue on Tour": this off-site slide program and photo exhibition of the history of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island is offered to senior centers, nursing homes and ...
  • Ellis Island America Immigration Fort
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    Ellis Ellis Island Ellis Island Ellis Island has a long and exciting. History was the "Gateway to America' from 1892 until it closed in 1954, The island was called Gull Island by the Indians and Oyster Island by the Dutch people. Later the English made it a place for hanging criminals and so the island became known as Gibbet Island. The Indians sold it to the Dutch East India Company for trinkets. The company later sold it to Mynheer P aauw who also bought land along the New Jersey coastline. S...