Ellis Island

Juliana B.

Introduction

Have you ever thought about the trouble immigrants had to go through to get into to get into America? Well it wasn't easy, they had to pass tests for diseases, they had to know some English and part of America's history. Annie Moore was the first of many other immigrants to officially pass through Ellis Island. Sadly, as fast as Ellis Island opened it closed in 1954, although it is remembered and is now a museum.

The Girl That Started it All

Out of the other 22 million immigrants, Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass Ellis Island and into America. Annie Moore was a teenager from County Cork, Ireland and she marked the beginning of history by being the first to enter on Jan. 1, 1892. She was aboard the steamship Nevada that arrive din New York Harbor on December 31. The immigrants that came off Nevada were questioned by government officials and they were also examined by doctor. Not much is known about her life's past, although she is remembered with a statue of her at Ellis Island.

Remembering Ellis Island

Ellis Island ended in 1924 and the station was closed completely in 1954. It is remembered as a national historic site. The main building at at Ellis Island was turned into The Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Even all the immigrants are remembered with their names engraved on The American Immigrant Wall of Honor.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through the immigration station on Ellis Island. Ellis Island is now remembered and was turned into a museum.
Big image
Big image

Citations

1. "Britannica ImageQuest." Britannica ImageQuest. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

2. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.'' (Britanica online school edition

3. "World Book Student | Article Page." World Book Student | Article Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.

4. "World Book Student | Article Page." World Book Student | Article Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 05 Dec. 2015.