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Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island

Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island
World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people. The United States was fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan (also known as the Axis Powers), and the U.S. government decided it would detain certain resident aliens of those countries. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943. I believe that the admission of these persons will add to the strength and energy of the Nation." Learn More

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Immigration: Stories of Yesterday and Today and Ellis Island World War II and the Postwar Period The United States entered World War II in 1942. During the war, immigration decreased. There was fighting in Europe, transportation was interrupted, and the American consulates weren't open. Fewer than 10 percent of the immigration quotas from Europe were used from 1942 to 1945.In many ways, the country was still fearful of the influence of foreign-born people. The United States was fighting Germany, Italy, and Japan (also known as the Axis Powers), and the U.S. government decided it would detain certain resident aliens of those countries. America in Class Lessons » About AIC Lessons America in Class® Lessons are tailored to meet Common Core and state curriculum standards. The Lessons present challenging primary resources in a classroom-ready format, with background information and strategies that enable teachers and students to subject texts and images to analysis through close reading. Read more »

US History - Ellis Island - Facts - Pictures - Glossary - Listening - Activities - Webquests - Songs - Poems - Videos - Cinema An Interactive Tour of Ellis Island (scholastic.com) Ellis Island, "in Upper New York Bay, was the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954..." (Wikipedia) Questions Asked of Immigrants at Ellis Island (art.unt.edu) Ellis Island - History "From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through the portal of Ellis Island, a small island in New York Harbor..." (ellisisland.org) Immigration station "The federal immigration station opened on January 1, 1892 and was closed in 1954, with twelve million immigrants processed there by the US Bureau of Immigration... Arrivals were asked 29 questions including name, occupation, and the amount of money carried.. " (Wikipedia) Medical inspections "Symbols were chalked on the clothing of potentially sick immigrants following the six-second medical examination..."

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Excerpt from Prose Works And so good-by to the war. I know not how it may have been, or may be, to others—to me the main interest I found, (and still, on recollection, find,) in the rank and file of the armies, both sides, and in those specimens amid the hospitals, and even the dead on the field. To me the points illustrating the latent personal character and eligibilities of these States, in the two or three millions of American young and middle-aged men, North and South, embodied in those armies—and especially the one-third or one-fourth of their number, stricken by wounds or disease at some time in the course of the contest—were of more significance even than the political interests involved. (As so much of a race depends on how it faces death, and how it stands personal anguish and sickness.

Martin Luther King Jr: 50 quotes from the civil rights leader who inspired a nation “Ben, make sure you play ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’. Play it real pretty”, are said to be the last words of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, just before he stepped out onto a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee where a gunman shot him a single time, ending his life half a century ago. That gunshot 52 years ago put an end to the life of a man who is one of the most revered figures in American history — not to mention one of the most quotable individuals with a persistent relevance to the condition of the country and its people. Today marks the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr, which happened 4 April 1968. South Africa's Flag: A Symbol of Unity and Progress South Africa was at a major turning point in the early 1990s. Apartheid was coming to an end, a democratic government was being formed, and Nelson Mandela was about to become the first black president of South Africa. The country needed a new flag to represent its new vision. South Africa’s New Flag

The Gunpowder Plot Word Mat and Printable - The Mum Educates The Gunpowder Plot was a failed attempt to blow up England’s King James I and the Parliament house on November 5, 1605. Use our FREE The Gunpowder Plot Word Mat and Printable to teach children about Guy Fawkes night. Related: Year 3 Targets Bundle – Reading, Writing, Maths, Science/ The Gunpowder Plot Word Mat: Our colourful and attractive word mat contains all the vocabulary that a child needs to write about The Gunpowder Plot. Support your students with the handy word mat, with beautiful illustrations that will inspire them to produce a wonderful piece of writing. Women at war: the British sisters who nursed the French army (1915-1919) Marcia and Juliet weren’t flighty socialites when war broke out. Their first letters testify to their awareness and curiosity. Both regularly read the newspapers and had minds of their own. The young ladies inherited their political awareness from their mother Mildred ‘Mully’ Mansel, a militant suffragette who was briefly jailed at north London’s Holloway prison for women in November 1911 after she smashed two windows at the War Office during a rally in support of women’s right to vote. Mildred "Mully" Mansel and her mother, Mrs Guest© Mansel family archives

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