Immigrants In The 19th Century

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In the nineteenth century, the United States was regarded for being the land of opportunity and shelter for immigrants. For many immigrants, the promise of not having to withstand the pressures of political, economic, and religious persecution in Europe helped boost thousands of people to come to the coast of Staten Island. Despite what the Americans conceived their roles towards immigrants to be, the perception of the immigrants to the real story of how they survived in America does not support the claim that America is a land of opportunity and shelter. The Russian Jews that emigrated had a different approach to the fulfillment of liberties promised by promotional books, such as Where to Emigrate and Why. For years, Jews were persecuted
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