Ellis island

kylee s.

introduction

Could you imagine coming to a whole new world and trying to get into another one? That’s what 12,000 immigrants had to go through to get to America. There were many different people that came but also how the statue of liberty meant to them.

famous immigrents

there are many famous immigrents ,one of them was Albert Einstein, a German physicist, came to the United States with his wife, Elsa. They arrived at Ellis Island on March 23, 1921, he was 43 years old and she was 45 years old at the time. also,When Ellis Island officially opened on January 1, 1892, the first passenger processed through the now world-famous immigration station was an Irish girl named Annie Moore.The 17-year-old girl was traveling with her two younger brothers, Anthony and Phillip, on the S.S. Nevada. The ship had departed from Queenstown (County Cork, Ireland) on December 20, 1891, carrying 148 steerage passengers. With Annie leading the way, they were processed through Ellis Island the following morning, New Year's Day. All three Moore children were soon reunited with their parents who were already living in New York City.

the statue of liberty

Between 1886 and 1924, 14 million immigrants came to the United States through New York. Lady Liberty holding her torch high in the sky welcomed these new immigrants.

Most immigrants have come to the United States because their countries do not offer the opportunities the United States offer. The Statue symbolizes a new beginning.

A poem called "The New Colossus" written by Emma Lazarus was placed on the base of the statue in 1903. The most famous line of the poem is "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free."

conclusion

Thre were many different people that came through but also how the Statue of Liberty meant to them. There were a lot of famous immigrants that came through Ellis island and the Statue of Liberty is an important statue stating their freedom.