Oppression In 19th Century America

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Oppression or opportunity? Immigrants faced many things while inside America. Low paying jobs, Illnesses, and small living spaces. Immigrants came to America expecting greatness, the “ Golden Country’ as some would call it. When the Immigrants came here, what they hoped was nothing like it seemed. This is why I believe that America was not a land of opportunity for immigrants, it was filled with oppression. To begin, nineteenth century America was not a great time to immigrate into because it was filled with poverty. The immigrants yearned for to come to America. they had many high hopes and dreams to come to what they called the “Golden Country”, and the statue of liberty drove them to want freedom even more. Sorrowfully, when the

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