Ellis Island

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Introduction

STOP! You have to go through Ellis Island before you enter the U.S. Ellis island was an immigration station that immigrants had to go through. Ellis Island is located outside of New York and it was used for a lot of purposes.Millions of newly arrived immigrants passed through the station during that time-in fact, it has been estimated that close to 40% of all current U.S.citizens can trace at least on of their ancestors Ellis Island.
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Where is Ellis Island

Ellis Island is located in the upper of New York,Southwest of Manhattan Island, and 1,300 feet from New Jersey shore. When you are in Ellis island you can see the Statue of Liberty. When you are in Ellis Island you can see most of New York.The Island was greatly expanded with land reclamation between 1892 and 1954.Since where its located most of the island is in New Jersey and some is in New York.
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The History of Ellis Island

During the time that immigrants were at Ellis island an estimated of 17 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island. Ellis Island served as a portal for the majority of new immigrants. From 1892 to 1954 immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island. Ellis island played a mostly uneventful but still an important military role in United States history.When the British occupied New York City during the duration of the Revolutionary War, its large and powerful naval fleet was able to sail unimpeded directly into New York Harbor
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Conclusion

Now you know where and what Ellis Island was used for. Good thing you read my story so you know what Ellis Island was used for. If you go to New York you should stop by Ellis Island. Now you know a lot of information about Ellis island.

Work Cited

This is where I found a lot of information to help me write my paper.

http://school.eb.com.proxygsu-sgwi.galileo.usg.edu/levels/middle/article/311136