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In the late 1800's and early 1900's, millions of immigrants sailed by the Statue of Liberty and took to heart her words: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..."
Economic opportunity – better land or a better job Adventure War – refugees flee from warfare Religious freedom Some people came against their will. From the 1500’s to 1800’s black Africans were shipped as slaves to the Western Hemisphere. Britain transported convicts to Australia to relieve overcrowding in jails in the late 1700’s to the 1860’s.
The United States of America is a nation full of immigrants. Everyone in America is related to someone who emigrated here from another country or is an immigrant themselves. In order to find out about your family’s history interview an adult member of your family for homework tonight and record the answers to the following questions in your Student Booklet. What country were you born in? What country were your ancestors born in? Who was the first person in your family to come to America? How did they get here from their homeland? When did they first arrive in the United States? Does your family have any special traditions or celebrations that were brought over? Does your family speak any language besides English? If so, what language?
Millions of newcomers came to America. Large populations of immigrants settled in major cities such as New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, and San Francisco Why do you think immigrants chose to settle in these cities? In your Student Booklet color the states these cities are located in.
There are seven rays on her crown, one for each of the seven continents, each measuring up to 9 feet in length and weighing as much as 150 pounds At the feet of the Statue lie broken shackles of oppression and tyranny A tablet held in her left hand measures 23' 7" tall and 13' 7" wide inscribed with the date JULY IV MDCCLXXVI (July 4, 1776) http://www.history.com/shows/ameri ca-the-story-of-us/videos/statue-of- liberty-unknown http://www.history.com/shows/ameri ca-the-story-of-us/videos/statue-of- liberty-unknown
The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea- washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"
Tour of Ellis Island http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/im migration/tour/index.htm Immigrants Landing At Ellis Island http://www.history.com/videos/immigrant s-landing-at-ellis-island Entering at Ellis Island http://www.history.com/videos/entering- ellis-island
Inside Ellis Island http://www.history.com/videos/guided- tour-of-ferry-building-at-ellis-island Medical Inspection http://www.history.com/videos/passing- the-medical-inspection-at-ellis-island Detained at Ellis Island http://www.history.com/videos/immigrant s-detained-at-ellis-island
Reunited With Loved Ones http://www.history.com/videos/immigrant s-reunited-with-loved-ones
Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning, And her name, Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor That twin cities frame. "Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!" Cries she with silent lips. Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free; The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, Tempest-tossed to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door! http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/li berty.htm http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/lyrics/li berty.htm
From 1840 to 1920, nearly 40 million immigrants arrived in the United States, most through the processing center at Ellis Island. Native Americans were the first immigrants to settle in North America. The Pilgrims migrate to New England and establish Plymouth Colony. This was the beginning of Immigration in New England. There are four major immigration groups. There was the Non-English immigration, the Great Wave, the New European immigration, and the Asian immigration. The early immigrants came from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia. Newer immigrants came from rom Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. In 1965, the United States eliminated quotas that restricted the number of people who could come from certain parts of the world. From 1900 to 1910, 8.8 million immigrants entered the United States. Over 60% of immigrants live in cities. In 1907, Japanese immigration became restricted