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Title: Ellis Island


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Ellis Island
  • From Europe to The Golden Door

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Americas Premier Immigration Station
  • 1890 Federal Government establishes Bureau of
    Immigration selects Ellis Island as site of new
    immigration station for port of New York
  • 1892 Ellis Island opens it doors January 1
  • 1897 Fire destroys original wood buildings
  • 1900 Ellis Island re-opens in its present
    Beaux-Art style

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100 Million Americans Can Trace Ancestry to Ellis
Island
  • 12 Million pass through from 1892 1954
  • Peak years from 1892 1924
  • 11,747 processed on one day 1907
  • Quotas begin to restrict immigrants 1924
  • Used as detention center for enemy aliens 1943
  • Closes doors 1954

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Saving Ellis Island
  • 1965 Taken over by National Park Service
  • 1974 Restore Ellis Island committee formed
  • 1983 Restoration begins
  • 1990 Ellis Island Immigration Museum opens
    September 10
  • 1992- Ellis Island Centennial

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First Wave of Immigration
  • 1830s / 1850s Northwestern Europeans flee
    starvation, feudal governments social upheaval
    from the Industrial Revolution. They came here
    from
  • Ireland
  • Germany
  • Scandinavia
  • As well as China

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Second Wave of Immigration
  • A Flood-Tide from Eastern Southern Europe
  • Fleeing burdens of high taxes, poverty
    overpopulation, oppression religious persecution

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Second Wave of Immigration
  • A Monumental Decision
  • Leaving Family Friends
  • Maybe to Never See Them Again
  • Begin a New Life in America

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The Ships Manifest
  • Before Boarding Ship, Each Passenger was
    Subjected to De-Lousing Questioning
  • A Series of 29 Questions were Asked
  • Answers were Written on the Ships Manifest
  • In English
  • Documenting Information for Genealogists Today

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The Ships Manifest
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Leaving Europe for America
  • 12.00 Ticket
  • 10-14 Day Journey
  • 3rd Class Steerage
  • Crude Conditions

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Onboard Ship
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End of the Journey
  • Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor. Your Huddled
    Masses Yearning to Breathe Free, The Wretched
    Refuse of Your Teeming Shore
  • We'll take your trash!!

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Arrival At Ellis Island
  • Transferred from Ship to the Island via Ferry
  • Sometimes Waiting for Hours to be Moved
  • And Reach the Golden Door to America

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Welcome to America!
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The Waiting Room
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The Great Hall
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The Waiting Is Over
  • Now began a series of tests that would determine
    your fate
  • Only 2 were sent back
  • 2 of 12 Million
  • Would you like to have 2 of 12 Million Dollars?

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The Inspection Line
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The Medical Exam
  • Medical Inspectors watched the people marked
    them with chalk
  • The exam was frightening embarrassing
  • Many varied ailments could send you home

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Chalk Marks Used at Ellis Island
  • X Suspected Mental Defect
  • Circled X- Definite Signs of Mental Defects
  • B Black
  • C- Conjunctivitis
  • CT Trachoma
  • E- Eyes
  • F- Face
  • Ft- Feet
  • G- Goiter
  • H- Heart
  • K- Hernia
  • N- Neck
  • L- Lameness
  • P- Physical Lungs
  • PG- Pregnancy
  • SC- Scalp
  • S- Senility
  • SI- Special Inquiry

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The Eye Exam
  • Eyes were special treatment
  • Each person had their eyes examined, usually with
    a hook to flip them up.
  • They were looking for Trachoma

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Trachoma Fauves
  • Trachoma Fauves were the 2 main diseases that
    would send you home
  • Fauves is a skin fungus
  • Trachoma is a version of Pink Eye

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The Questions
  • Asked a Series of 29 Questions
  • The Same as Were Asked Before Leaving Europe
  • To See if Your Story Remained the Same

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The Mental Exam
  • Immigrants who Looked Out of the Ordinary Were
    Given Mental Exams
  • If You Failed the Exams (3 Chances), You Were
    Deported
  • Or Sent to DC to Become a Congressman

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Making it
  • Once All the Testing Was Done, You Were Allowed
    to Leave the Island Become an American
  • Or Become a Bird of Passage

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The Streets Are Paved with Gold
  • I came here believing the streets were paved with
    gold.
  • I found out the streets werent paved at all,
  • And I was expected to pave them!

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Nativist Resistance
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Too Many Undesirables
  • The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 effectively
    ends Chinese immigration
  • A growing Nativist movement grips the nation
  • WWI the Russian Revolution promotes Xenophobia

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Limiting Immigration
  • Quota system instituted in 1922
  • Limits immigrants to a percentage of ethnic group
    already in the U.S.
  • Favors desirable immigrants over others

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America, The Melting Pot
  • Our Unique Blend of Ethnicity has Resulted in a
    New Distinct Culture Amongst the Nations of the
    World
  • Are We Really a Melting Pot?
  • Or More Like A Tossed Salad?

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Ethnic Diversity Builds a Nation
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Every Culture Contributed
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To Make Us What We Are Today
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Tracing Your Family History
  • www.ellisisland.org
  • Search Passenger records
  • Add a Relatives Name to the Wall of Honor

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The End
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