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  • Ellis Island
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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 chan...
  • Detainment On Ellis Island
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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 a...
  • Immigration Through Ellis Island
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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...
  • Coral Divers Resort
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    SW of three options and Problem The first option that Greywell has would be to move Coral Divers Resort to New Providence Island in the Bahamas. The island has a large population, and Nassau the capital has the most developed tourist attractions in the Bahamas. One of the strengths of moving to New Providence would be the large tourist population that gathers there. The island also offers underwater movie sets from popular Bond movies which remain popular dive attractions today. There are also n...
  • Enchanted Island Miranda
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    The enchanted, isolated island in Shakespeare's romance The Tempest provides mystery to the community of habitats of the island. The island throughout the play adds mystery to the lives of Miranda, and the people of Naples. Through Miranda lack of knowledge of the real world and the magical inspiration of Prospero, both Miranda and those of Naples find mysterious aspects in this island which they are on. Prospero living on the island for twelve years with his daughter, Miranda, and two servants ...
  • Columbus's Men
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    Columbus is considered by most Americans to be the courageous man who discovered the new world and the man who would transverse so much difficulty to do what he holds dearest to his heart, discover! Now that I'm done with the cute version of the lies that most children must be taught in order to become an active person in society, I'll tell you the truth about what that man that we hold so dear was really doing on those Islands of the New World! This essay will touch upon the wonderfully pervers...
  • Bikini Island After Wwll
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    The American government politically states the freedom citizens should have. However, with this statement comes responsibility from the government. The responsibility to assist its citizens. The responsibility to respect differences. The responsibility to act civil towards the universal citizen. The people of America put their trust in the government and because of this the government of America should be held accountable to the United Nations for the situation of Bikini Island. This is clearly ...
  • Ellis Island Ellis Island Ellis Island
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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. Sa...

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