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    Ellis Island Immigration

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    Opening in 1892, Ellis Island quickly became the most active immigration station (and largest in America) for Immigrants entering the U.S.; mainly from Europe. For these Immigrants, Ellis Island was the entrance point to "the land of opportunity" and they had worked hard and spent a lot of hard earned money to get there. The immigrants that came to the America were coming partially because of the prospect and promises of prosperity and happiness and that America was “the land of opportunity”, but

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    Ellis Island’s Historical Significance to New York and the United States “The study of past events,” as stated by Merriam-Webster is the definition of History. [2] Now, let us ask ourselves: What is the history of New York City? This answer can go back to several different decades and towards even centuries, and therefore we should thus specify our time and landmark of New York City. For this purpose, let us zoom in on a specific place that holds memories of many Americans from past to present.

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    rest of the other passengers made it, yet some kind of disease has claimed the lives of some of the people here. We are all terrified, but thrilled in a big bundle of emotions, this will be the most exciting moments of my life passing through Ellis island. Mother was just going up to the top deck to get some fresh air, then she came tearing through halls yelling “I see America!” After that a huge mass of passengers ran up to the top deck, They were greeted by the statue of liberty welcoming them

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    Ellis Island is best known for being the gateway for millions of immigrants coming into the United States. It first opened on January 1, 1892 and was running for over 60 years until it closed 1954. Ellis Island was, for a long period of time, considered to be a part of New York. It wasn’t until 1998 that the United States Supreme Court’s decision found that most of the island is in New Jersey. This may be due to the fact that the island was greatly expanded between 1892 and 1934. In 1976, a portion

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    More than twelve million immigrants will make their first stop in America at Ellis Island Immigration station in the years ahead between 1892 and 1954, at least that's what we read. Who knew a small island in the New York Harbor would become my life saver ? I have waited for this day ever since I was just ten years old. I was thinking about the time when I first heard the news that we would be traveling to America when I was interrupted by a repetitive phrase. “Are you ready, Aria ?” my mother

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    Ellis Island Narrative

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    Crossing the Atlantic and getting through Ellis Island was very berserk. There were so many configurations and elements that I never had witnessed in my life. On a boat in the water for two weeks got very dull and sluggish. But finally seeing the Statue of Liberty was a dream resuming. Getting through the Atlantic was very tough. The one thing that I enjoyed being on a ship for two weeks is that I got to meet so many new people from all over Ireland and numerous new places to me. On the ship, we

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    My flight to Brazil takes off on a Wednesday evening at 10:10 pm. It is operated by the Brazilian airline TAM Linhas Aéreas which I haven't heard of until I booked the flight ticket. The flight attendants on board speak mainly Portuguese. Although I have attended a beginner's course a couple of years ago, I soon realize that my language skills are extremely bad, and to make matters worse, Brazilian Portuguese is fairly hard for me to understand. The flight arrives on schedule at 6:05am at Aeroporto

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    Migration Pros And Cons

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    Intro Migration is extremely important for multiple different reasons, and many countries rely on it to flourish. Migration is important for both economic and social reasons. One of the economic reasons that migration is important is because a country's wealth relies on this migration of people. Through migration services and multiple goods for the country are provided. A lot of migrates hold up our economy, therefore without it the countries could break into chaos. Social reasons include diversity

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    A surgeon at one of the busiest Boston hospitals is now being recognized with one of the nation 's most prestigious awards for his research into eliminating health care inequalities. The Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes individuals who work to improve the lives of Americans, and previous recipients include six presidents, Rosa Parks and Mohammad Ali. Dr. Adal Haider an example of someone who has achieved the American Dream. His Muslim Pakistani parents moved to the United States to pursue

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    Ellis Island served port of entry (1892- 1954); Boston (customs passenger lists through 1899); Boston (customs passenger lists through 1899); Philadelphia (customs passenger lists through 1899); Baltimore (customs passenger lists through 1891); and New Orleans through 1902) Approximately, 40 percent of all current U.S. citizens can trace at least one of their ancestors to Ellis Island. There were also several minor ports, e.g. Mobile, Al., Bath, Me., and Galveston, TX. Shortly after the U.S. Civil

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    Ellis Island is an island that immigrants passed through to immigrate to America. It is mostly known for immigration. Ellis island has has many years of history. A few immigrants who passed through Ellis island are important people. Most immigrants who came through Ellis Island were from eastern and Southern Europe. Half of Americans have an ancestor who passed through Ellis Island. Many children who immigrated did not come with their parents. 1,004,757 immigrants were processed in Ellis Island

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    immigration was at its peak, Ellis Island was the place that most immigrants went to. They also had to deal with starting a whole different life in a new country. With having to deal with traveling overseas, having to start a brand new tough life, dealing with the overpopulation at Ellis Island. They also had to deal with the grueling work and hours in the factories which most worked at. Immigrants sure had a tough life. In the new world of America, Ellis Island was the place to go for new

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    Evoking a sense of self, the harbor opens up for those willing to visit Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, a path taken by many ancestors. Skimming over the Atlantic Ocean are vessels with names like “Lady Liberty” that spend their days carrying passengers to the heavily visited sites. The oxidized green copper from her foot

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    Ellis Island, opening in 1892, was a federal immigration station that helped restrict immigration. It ran for more than sixty years and granted legal immigrant status for millions of Americans. Ellis Island came out of the demand from the American people to prevent Southern and Eastern Europeans from inhabiting the United States and all of the negative consequences of their residency. The influx of immigrants caused agitation among the American native-born. Between 1880 and 1920, America had more

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    I was cleaning out an old basement when I found an old envelope. I opened it up and it stated “Ellis island passage” I began to read it. dear, reader Every day in Hamburg Germany is the same, the screaming civilians full of anger and my horrid father always telling me to leave and, grow up. I always wanted an escape from this dreadful place and go somewhere like the gateway to heaven as my uncle calls it. He said its where people go and become Americans and live in in America. Supposedly

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    Italian Immigrants at Ellis Island Photographs are some of the world’s most modern type of art. Anyone in today’s society can take a photo and post it online, but it requires an artist to tell a story within a photo. Lewis Hine is one such individual who relies on the medium to capture real-life moments of the past. This photograph is classified as documentary photography or social reform photography. It records how the world looks with a social and or environmental focus. Lewis Hine’s photograph

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    “Description of immigrants leaving Ellis Island” by Jacob Riis depict the immigrant experience for immigrant in the U.S. “The Promised Land” by Mary Antin show the new experience immigrants faced when they arrived to the United States. In the text “The Promised Land” by Mary Antin states that “We laughed immoderately over our various experiments with the novelty, which was a wholesome way of letting off steam

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    mother took me to New York City on Ellis Island. My mom would tell me stories about how crowded the boat was and the hardships of Ireland she faced before she left. I was born in 1900 in Ireland because my Grandmother’s parents refused to leave her home during the potato famine of 1850 when she was a tiny baby. But eventually, my mom was forced to move out at the time I was born, to ensure that I had a better future. She described the process of going through Ellis island as painful considering that it

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    day is finally my 14 birthday. My parents told me to wait a year to go to Ellis island and it is finally here. Now all I have to do is go from Clonmel to Tramore where the boat will be and from there to france. It has been one long day and my horse, Tug, is getting tired and he needs food. We are almost to Tramore and I am also hungry to. We finally make it to Tramore and I go straght to the market. I buy 4 apples, 2 loafs of bread, and a jar of jelly. I decied to take it on the ship to eat.I had

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    to survive in America. We are getting ready to arrive at the dock and set sail on our journey to America. My family and I have to take a boat to get to Ellis Island. Ellis Island is a place where immigrants can go and get inspected and get to see if they can come to America and be legal immigrants. You have to take a boat to get to Ellis Island. The boat we had to take was old and but it looked nice and clean on the inside. The boats name was The LA Veloce. There was thousands of people on the boat

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