Ellis Island, “was America’s main processing station for immigrants, between 1892 and
This would lead to immigration because they came to America from other countries all over the world. This helped become part of the American Identity because people to this day still believe to be better than those who were not born in America. Ellis Island was located in New York, this was an immigration station were “new” lower class immigrants would come to be processed, this process would only take up to a few hours. Immigrants would come from Southern and Eastern Europe. This helped create a big part of the American Identity because once the immigrants would arrive at Ellis Island they would see the Statue of Liberty and think ‘Freedom”.
Throughout my childhood, my parents taught me values of empathy, resilience and optimism in the face of adversity. These characteristics allowed me to become the tenacious individual that I am today. Being the inquisitive individual I am, I always wondered about my family’s heritage; the journey of how we established ourselves in this country. Yet I never imagined how much of a nightmare it was immigrating to the United States until my mother told the story. My mother immigrated to the United States facing a harrowing journey, one that placed her at the mercy of the environment and the intersection of many harsh opinions.
Within Ellis Island by Joseph Bruchac, On Being Brought from Africa to America by Phillis Wheatley, and Europe and America by David Ignatow there are different views of what the American Dream is and what it means to immigrants. Each author writes about their own experience of immigration and life in America, which shapes their view of the American dream. The common theme between the three poems is the variable nature of the American dream and how it has different meanings for each person coinciding with contradictions between leisure and suffering.
Most importantly having the museum as such make many African-American feels closer or connective for America because of it clear message that this is truly their home. In addition, the museum is a public institution that open to everybody, it stands as an example of welcoming everyone to participate, collaborates, and learn about their history. it is very important to people because of it, of course, invest in history. For example, since its opening on September 24, 2016, the museum has "collected the more than 36,000 artifacts" (5). Not only that the museum is a collective institution but the donors whom to help build the museum come from all different backgrounds: nearly 1 40,000 individuals have become charter members of the museum (5).
There were many rivalries between companies, people, and transportation during the time of the late 1800s. The hostility between the railroad and trucking interests had several forerunners. One such example was the Erie Canal and the New York Central Railroad. The Rivalry between the New York Central Railroad and the Erie Canal shows the harsh competition between these two businesses, and the overall transition from the use of the canal to the use of the railroad as the industrial revolution raged on. In the 1850s, the New York Canals were easily in the lead of the industry at the time and carried most kinds of cargo and passengers. As time passed, however, the railroads of New York began to thrive and by 1898 were crushing the canals in tons
Out of the 7.6 million Europeans that arrived between 1900 and 1909, 72% came from Austria-Hungary, Russia, and Italy. Ellis Island in New York was the major port for immigrants crossing the Atlantic Ocean during 1892, and Angel Island in California for those arriving through the Pacific Ocean. Americans began to worry about the rapid expansion of immigrants, whose customs seemed strange to most of the native population. As a result, anti-immigrant movements and the uprising of nativism arose. Immigration reached its peak from 1900 to 1915 when nearly 15 million people entered the U.S; that is as many as in the previous forty years.
The unfortunate people that were denied entry to the U.S. for various reasons, (sometimes because of their occupation; if they were contract laborers, polygamists, paupers, convicted criminals, anarchists, and other times because of a health or financial problem), would have a miserable time at Ellis Island (only 2 percent of the immigrants arriving were denied entry). They would have just wasted a huge amount of money, wasted a lot of time,
Trail of Tears: The rise and Fall of the Cherokee Nation Many know the“The Trail of Tears” to be the removal of Cherokee from one place to another. Yet this book tells more than just the Cherokees movement to the East of the Mississippi River. It is written by John Ehle who is “a sixth-generation North Carolinian, who grew up on land once used as hunting grounds by the Cherokee.”, and is currently 89 years old according to his biography. This book was chosen because even though the story about the Trail of Tears is known this book explained the story of Cherokee people living their life before they were ordered to move onto another location and re start their whole life.
She tells of a time when the settlers first laid eyes on America, and standing triumphantly in front of them, was the Statue of Liberty, high and mighty. Its shadowing presence seemed to take away all fear as it cried with silent lips, “… Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door” (Pg 9). As the new settlers stepped foot onto the Land of Opportunity, as they step through the golden door, the American Dream patiently awaited them. With high hopes of what is to come the settlers boldly stepped off the ships and into, The Promise Land. A dream was what motivated these settlers.
The Great Migration was a time of change it was a time where African-Americans had the chance for a nice life. During this time people of color were moving to the northern half of the USA, in order to get a new start. During this they had to leave the only life they knew in hopes for something better in a different place.
One day when I woke up I was getting ready to go to America. I was leaving with my Dad, Mom, Sister, and my Brother. My family and I are leaving leaving from Germany and going to America. We are going to bring clothes such as shirts, pants, underwear, socks, shoes, and hats. We will also bring soap, food, and other stuff like that to survive in America. We are getting ready to arrive at the dock and set sail on our journey to America.
While making this gruesome travel more than 4,000 Indians died from disease, starvation and treacherous conditions. This travel became known as the “trails of tears”. These Native Americans were not how white settlement described them. Many of the tribes adopted Euro-american practices and created their own communities with schools and churches, even developed their own languages and created bilingual newspapers.