By: Alayna Caveny-Cox & Cayla Magee

Reasons for Immigration in the Early 1900s

Immigrants moved to America in the early 1900's for a opportunity of a better life. Immigrants moved because they wanted more land to farm on. Immigrants wanted more food because they were starving. Immigrants wanted freedom of religion.They wanted new laws.These are reasons why immigrants moved to America in the early 1900's.

Ellis Island

By: Cayla Magee

On Ellis Island immigrants got off the boat in America. Immigrants had to go through the processing center at Ellis Island. Government inspectors asked a list of questions such as: Have you any money ,relatives or a job in the United States? Next the doctors and nurses examined them looking for signs of disease or debilitating handicaps.