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Coming to America: Old World, New World Hardships suffered by European immigrants coming to America.

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1 Coming to America: Old World, New World Hardships suffered by European immigrants coming to America

2 Overview Reasons for leaving the old world

3 Overview Reasons for leaving the old world Hardships faced when preparing to leave

4 Overview Reasons for leaving the old world Hardships faced when preparing to leave Hardships faced on the journey

5 Overview Reasons for leaving the old world Hardships faced when preparing to leave Hardships faced on the journey Hardships faced after reaching Ellis Island

6 Overview Reasons for leaving the old world Hardships faced when preparing to leave Hardships faced on the journey Hardships faced after reaching Ellis Island Life in the New World

7 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture – the right of the eldest son to inherit the father’s complete estate.

8 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom

9 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom Religious Freedom

10 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom Religious Freedom Job Opportunities

11 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom Religious Freedom Job Opportunities Free Land

12 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom Religious Freedom Job Opportunities Free Land Family

13 Reasons for Immigrating to America Primogeniture Political Freedom Religious Freedom Job Opportunities Free Land Family New Start

14 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Fulfilling government obligations Selling possessions to gather money

15 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Leaving behind family and friends

16 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Leaving behind family and friends Leaving culture and country

17 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Leaving behind family and friends Leaving culture and country Traveling through foreign countries

18 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Leaving behind family and friends Leaving culture and country Traveling through foreign countries Eating poorly

19 Hardships Faced When Preparing to Leave Europe Being conned out of money Passing health inspections Facing a gamut of emotions: fear, confusion, sadness, excitement

20 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness

21 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger

22 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger Weakness

23 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger Weakness Dysentery

24 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger Weakness Dysentery Fear, sorrow, culture shock

25 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger Weakness Dysentery Fear, sorrow, culture shock Lice

26 Hardships Faced on the Trip to America Steerage: (on the ship) Seasickness Hunger Weakness Dysentery Fear, sorrow, culture shock Lice Prejudice

27 Hardships Faced After Reaching Ellis Island At Ellis Island Chaos

28 Hardships Faced After Reaching Ellis Island At Ellis Island Chaos Fear of being sent back

29 Hardships Faced After Reaching Ellis Island At Ellis Island Chaos Fear of being sent back Fear of the unknown

30 Hardships Faced After Reaching Ellis Island At Ellis Island Chaos Fear of being sent back Fear of the unknown Humiliation in medical exams

31 Hardships Faced After Reaching Ellis Island At Ellis Island Chaos Fear of being sent back Fear of the unknown Humiliation in medical exams Separation from family members


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