Immigration in the United States

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Immigration in the United States

  1. 1. Ellis Island and Angel Island
  2. 2. <ul><li>Compare and Contrast Ellis Island and Angel Island through poems, photographs, and individual stories </li></ul><ul><li>Take a mock citizenship test. Would you pass to become a U.S. citizen? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Job Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>American Ideals </li></ul><ul><li>Crowding in native countries </li></ul><ul><li>Religious Freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Political unrest in native countries </li></ul><ul><li>Promise of freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Reunite with family </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Europeans traveled to Ellis Island to be admitted into the United States. </li></ul><ul><li>Home to Lady Liberty, a sign of America when coming over on boats </li></ul><ul><li>Immigrants took a citizenship test and had a physical. Typically took 3-5 hrs but could take a day or so depending on paperwork. </li></ul><ul><li>12 million immigrated through Ellis Island between 1892-1954 </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame </li></ul><ul><li>With conquering limbs astride from land to land </li></ul><ul><li>Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand </li></ul><ul><li>A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame </li></ul><ul><li>Is the imprisoned lightning </li></ul><ul><li>and her name Mother of Exiles. </li></ul><ul><li>From her beacon-hand </li></ul><ul><li>Glows world-wide welcome; </li></ul><ul><li>her mild eyes command </li></ul><ul><li>The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!&quot; cries she With silent lips. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Give me your tired, your poor, </li></ul><ul><li>Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, </li></ul><ul><li>The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, </li></ul><ul><li>Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, </li></ul><ul><li>I lift my lamp beside the golden door!&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>by Emma Lazarus, New York City, 1883 </li></ul>
  6. 10. <ul><li>http://www.history.com/topics/about-ellis-island/videos#arrival-at-ellis-island </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.history.com/topics/about-ellis-island/videos#arrival-at-ellis-island </li></ul>
  7. 11. <ul><li>Processed 1000s of Chinese Immigrants. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) made the process long & tedious. </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese without family members in the U.S. were not allowed to immigrate to the U.S. (relationship had to be proven). </li></ul><ul><li>Some would stay for days, weeks, or years in detention or awaiting deportation. </li></ul><ul><li>From 1910-1940, 100,000+ immigrated through Angel Island. </li></ul>
  8. 15. <ul><li>Instead of remaining a citizen of China, </li></ul><ul><li>I willingly became an ox </li></ul><ul><li>I intended to come to America to earn a living. </li></ul><ul><li>The western styled buildings are lofty; </li></ul><ul><li>But I have not the luck to live in them. </li></ul><ul><li>How was anyone to know </li></ul><ul><li>That my dwelling place would be a prison? </li></ul><ul><li>-Anonymous </li></ul>
  9. 16. <ul><li>In your groups, complete a Venn-diagram comparing and contrasting Ellis Island to Angel Island. </li></ul><ul><li>Take into consideration: discussion, pictures, poem, short stories, videos, etc. </li></ul>
  10. 17. <ul><li> Ellis Island </li></ul><ul><li>Europeans immigrated through here </li></ul><ul><li>It was a quick process: a matter of hrs or one day </li></ul><ul><li>Located in New York </li></ul><ul><li>Did not have to prove family relation to enter country </li></ul><ul><li>What other points did you make? </li></ul><ul><li>Angel Island </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese immigrated through here </li></ul><ul><li>Could be held for days, weeks, or even years </li></ul><ul><li>Located in California </li></ul><ul><li>Had to prove on paper the family ties one had in America </li></ul><ul><li>What other points did you make? </li></ul><ul><li>Gave physical exams before admittance </li></ul><ul><li>Gave tests of American knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Allowed people into USA </li></ul><ul><li>On islands </li></ul><ul><li>What other points did you make? </li></ul>

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