Ellis Island

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Information about Ellis Island
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Published on October 11, 2008

Author: kjkiki

Source: authorstream.com

ELLIS ISLAND : ELLIS ISLAND Slide 2: ELLIS ISLAND FROM FERRY Slide 3: Ellis Island(1892-1954) Before After Filling in the Holes : Filling in the Holes Slide 5: Through the years, this gateway to the new world was enlarged from its original 3.3 acres to 27.5 acres mostly by landfill obtained from ship ballast and possibly excess earth from the construction of the New York City subway system. Slide 6: Ellis Island Aerial View Sunshine 3 : Sunshine 3 Discuss the evolution of Ellis Island since the time it was taken from the military till the time it was used for quarantine purposes up into the late 1920s. (Focus on the physical growth.) Do you see the island as a symbol of hope to the immigrants, being that they just passed our symbol of liberty? Slide 11: Entering into Ellis Island checkpoints Slide 12: Physical Exams Quarantine Trachoma Tuberculosis Immigrants were tagged with letters. When finished, they received their bags. Every immigrant was required to undergo a physical exam, most at Ellis Island. ELLIS ISLAND Fiorello La Guardia--Mayor of New York : Fiorello La Guardia--Mayor of New York “Sometimes, if it was a young child who suffered from trachoma, one of the parents had to return to their native country with the rejected member of the family. When they learned their fate, they were stunned. They . . . had no homes to return to.” Slide 16: The 1st Person to Check into Ellis Island Slide 18: PASSPORT Slide 19: SAMPLE OF RESEARCH ON SITE ON ELLIS ISLAND Notice the name on the document: Kika. This was my father’s true last name. Slide 20: OFFICIAL PASSENGER RECORD Slide 21: OFFICIAL PASSENGER RECORD Slide 22: DISCRIPTION OF VESSEL AND PORT DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL Slide 23: One of many tests used to decide whether an immigrant had any mental problems. Slide 25: Globe showing the different paths taken by the immigrants. Slide 26: Numbers of immigrants coming from different parts of the world. WHERE TO NOW? : WHERE TO NOW? Pictures taken by Kelly Kiki & Ashley Richardson

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