Immigrants and Ellis Island

Alexis France 12/15/15 period 3

Angel island

  • The immigration station started at an area know as China cove, it was designed to control the flow of china.
  • 1870's an economic downturn resulted in serious unemployment problems and led to politically motivated outcries against immigrants who would work for low wages.

Ellis island

  • Europeans traveled to this island to be admitted into the United States.
  • Immigrants would have to take a citizenship test and they also had a physical test done, it would take at least 3-5 hours but could take up to 1 days it just depends on the paperwork.
  • 12 million immigrants come over through to Ellis island between 1892-1954