Ellis Island

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A trip through Ellis Island during immigration.

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Ellis Island

  1. 1. With Liberty and Justice For All Learning About Ellis Island
  2. 2. Where is Ellis Island? Ellis Island is a piece of land located in the upper portion of New York Bay.
  3. 3. What is Ellis Island? In 1891, Ellis Island was chosen by the Immigration Bureau to be the location of the immigration station.
  4. 4. What Happened On Ellis Island? Ellis Island was know as the “front door to freedom.” It was here that immigrants were accepted into the United States.
  5. 5. Who goes to Ellis Island Immigrants from European countries arrive at Ellis Island. These passengers were usually Third class because inspectors believed poor passengers were more likely to be sick.
  6. 6. The inspections all took place in the registry room. The physicians had the ability to detect defects and medical conditions very quickly. Physical Inspection
  7. 7. Deportation Inspectors sent people back to their home country if they had a contagious disease or if it was determined that they were not mentally healthy.
  8. 8. Ellis Island Today Today, Ellis Island serves as a museum to educate us about America’s immigrant history.
  9. 9. Did You Know… Ellis Island was originally only 3.3 acres. Throughout the years, it has grown in size to 27.5 acres. The reason for its growth has been the fact that they put landfill from ship ballast and extra dirt from the construction of the New York City subway system there.
  10. 10. <ul><li>Ballast is the heavy material that is placed in the hold, or bottom, of a ship. It is used to help stabilize the boat. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Aerial view of Ellis Island. Main building
  12. 12. Quiz Time Question 1 What is NOT one of the reasons a person wanted to immigrate to America? a.) Immigrants wanted to find better job opportunities. b.) Immigrants wanted to enjoy the many freedoms America offered. c.) Immigrants wanted to see how beautiful America was.
  13. 13. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. Immigrants coming to America WERE looking for better job opportunities.
  14. 14. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. Immigrants coming to America WERE looking to enjoy the many freedoms offered by America.
  15. 15. America is a beautiful country, but that was not a contributing factor for as to why immigrants wanted to come here. CORRECT! Click the forward button to advance to the next question. Great Work!
  16. 16. Quiz Time Question 2 What was the ORIGINAL size of Ellis Island? a.) 3.3 Acres b.) 9.7 Acres c.) 27.5 Acres
  17. 17. Ellis Island was originally 3.3 acres. Throughout the years, it grew in size to 27.5 acres! CORRECT! Excellent Job!
  18. 18. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. The original size of Ellis Island was not 9.7 acres.
  19. 19. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. The original size of Ellis Island was not 27.5 acres. That is the size of the island today.
  20. 20. Quiz Time Question 3 What is the memorial with a list of the names of those immigrants who traveled through Ellis Island called? a.) The Wall with All Those Names b.) The Wall of Honor c.) Immigration Honor Wall
  21. 21. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. “The Wall with All Those Names” is not the right name of the memorial. Think about the question more carefully and try again.
  22. 22. The memorial constructed on Ellis Island to honor the immigrants is call The Wall of Honor. Great Thinking! CORRECT!
  23. 23. TRY AGAIN! Sorry, this is not the correct answer. “Immigration Honor Wall” is not the right name of the memorial. Think about the question more carefully and try again.
  24. 24. The End

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