The Balloon Bulletin
Mackenzie Lara; Editor-in-Cheif
Ellis Island opened in 1892 as a federal immigration station. Immigrants would come from northern and western Europe-Germany, Ireland Britain, and Scandinavian countries. These people would come to the United States to find work and to support their families. They would come through Ellis Island to go through immigration to see if they were able to become a citizen of the United States. In order to become a citizen of the United States you would go to Ellis Island and the workers there would evaluate you and run tests to see if you carried any disease, and if you carried a disease you would get a letter put on your chest and you most likely wouldn't be able to become a United States citizen. Although this system didn't always work out, they would write the letter on a chalk board and people would erase them and would put a new letter on their chalk board so they could become a citizen. Most of the time, the whole family would go to Ellis Island, but usually only one person in their family could be sent to New York because most families couldn't afford to send their whole family. The one person that was chosen to go to the United States would go find work and earn enough money to send the rest of the family to the United States.
Looking Into the Past
What is the meaning of this political cartoon? This political cartoon shows 5 men, 5 shadows, and 1 man with bags and all of his stuff with him. The one man standing by himself is most likely an immigrant and he is trying to come to the United Sates to find work. The 5 men look like they are trying to stop him(order of men description: left to right). They first guy looks like he is blinded by him and he is acting like looking at him is blinding him. The next guy is observing him and looking at him to see if he is good enough to come into their country. The middle guy looks like he is stopping him and is saying no you cant come into our country. The next guy looks like he doesn't really care that he is coming over because he understands where he is coming from and realizes that that was him one time. The other guy looks like he is waving at him and he is welcoming in. The shadows are of all the five guys. All of the guys were just like the immigrant, but they are treating him differently because they aren't him now and they think that they are so much better then him because they have more stuff then them now, but they were just like them a couple of years ago.
Think About What Your Throwing Away
For Sale- Corsets, worn only a couple of times and is in great condition $10.00
Wanted- Women typist total salary, $301.48
Wanted- Food for troop in the army
Services- Jane Boyles has just opened a new clothe tailoring store if you need something tailored please call Jana Boyles at 1-800-478-9283
Services- The Selective Service Act if you or a family member is between the age of 21-30 they need to sign up for the draft. See your local draft director for more details.
The Gilded Age
Nickname: "The Golden State"
*California had a lot of racial and ethnic diversity. 1 in every 4 were born in the United States. 30% of Americas Latinos, 16% of Native Americans, and 40% of Asians that live in the United States live in California.
* San Francisco Bay is considered the world's largest landlocked harbor.
Capitol: Des Moines
Nickname: "The Hawkeye State"
*Iowa's number one cash crop is corn
*Iowa became the 29th state in the United States
World War 1
Nickname: "Beaver State"
* Crater Lake in Oregon is the 7th deepest lake in the United States
* Oregon became a state on February 14, 1859
Nickname: "The Garden State"
*Fort Lee and Films: 1st center of motion picture production - Champion Film Company (the forerunner of Universal studios)
* 1920's Atlantic City: Prohibition was largely unenforced because alcohol that had been smuggled into the city and could be readily obtained at restaurants and other establishments