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.
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."