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Ellis Island - Facts & Summary

Ellis Island - Facts & Summary
1630-1770 Ellis Island is little more than a spit of sand in the Hudson River, located just south of Manhattan. The Mohegan Indians who lived on the nearby shores call the island Kioshk, or Gull Island. In the 1630s, a Dutch man, Michael Paauw, acquires the island and renames it Oyster Island for the plentiful amounts of shellfish on its beaches. During the 1700s, it is known as Gibbet Island, for its gibbet, or gallows tree, used to hang men convicted of piracy. 1775-1865 Around the time of the Revolutionary War, the New York merchant Samuel Ellis purchases the island, and builds a tavern on it that caters to local fisherman. Ellis dies in 1794, and in 1808 New York State buys the island from his family for $10,000. Meanwhile, the first federal immigration law, the Naturalization Act, is passed in 1790; it allows all white males living in the U.S. for two years to become citizens. Nearly 5 million people will arrive from northern and western Europe over the next 45 years. Related:  The American melting pot

L'immigration aux Etats-Unis en chiffres Terre d'accueil depuis les années 1840, Les Etats-Unis sont toujours aujourd'hui l'une des destinations privilégiées des migrants Publié le Mis à jour le Terre d'accueil depuis les années 1840, les Etats-Unis sont toujours aujourd'hui l'une des destinations privilégiées des migrants. Parfois à leurs risques et périls. Rappel historique La première vague massive d'immigration vers les Etats-Unis a lieu entre 1840-1860. Actuellement, 22% des Américains ont des racines allemandes, 39 millions sont des descendants d'immigrants irlandais et la population juive américaine atteint 5 millions. Face à l'arrivée massive d'immigrés qui ne sont pas anglo-saxons, l'administration américaine prend des mesures qui limitent l'immigration à la fin du XIXe siècle et jusqu'en 1965. Ce système de quotas est abandonné après 1965, par le président Lyndon Johnson, ouvrant ainsi une nouvelle période d'immigration de masse. Aujourd’hui Les Etats-Unis restent une destination privilégiée en termes d’immigration.

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..."

Welcome to Immigration 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. 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 Ben.yippy.com // Yippy's Benjamin Franklin Portal My Immigration Story | The story of U.S. immigrants in their own words. North Texas Institute for Educators on the Visual Arts Prospective immigrants were lined up through a maze of metal fences in the Great Hall at Ellis Island. During busy periods, as many as 5,000 people each day would be checked. Each, in turn, had to undergo both physical inspection and extensive questioning before they were released. What is your name?

1872 publicité d'une compagnie de chemin de fer Learn Something Old! Learning to row the Mayflower II ship's boat Every day we learn something new. Isn't it time to learn something old? Learn how your family can sleep in a Pilgrim house, how kids can spend a week this summer learning about the Wampanoag, or how you can invite a Pilgrim or Native museum teacher to your classroom. You can even play a fun Thanksgiving activity, or find out if you're related to a Pilgrim. Look below for all of the great ways you can learn at Plimoth Plantation. Museum Programs Explore our Week-Long Summer Adventures! Plimoth Plantation is a great place for kids, adults, families, schools and groups to have a powerful experience of the past. Programs for SchoolsPrograms for Kids, Scouts and FamiliesPrograms for AdultsPrograms for Homeschoolers For more information on Plimoth Plantation programs, call (508) 746-1622 ext. 8359 or email programservices@plimoth.org. Historical Resources Looking for more information? Just for Teachers Just for Kids Thanksgiving Interactive

5 facts about illegal immigration in the U.S. For the first time, the number of unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. was lower in 2015 than it was at the end of the Great Recession in 2009. The origin countries of unauthorized immigrants also shifted during that time, with the number from Mexico declining and the number from other regions rising, according to the latest Pew Research Center estimates. Here are five facts about the unauthorized immigrant population in the U.S. There were 11 million unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. in 2015, a small but statistically significant decline from the Center’s estimate of 11.3 million for 2009. The Center’s preliminary estimate of the unauthorized immigrant population in 2016 is 11.3 million, which is statistically no different from the 2009 or 2015 estimates because it is based on a data source with a smaller sample size and larger margin of error. 2Mexicans may no longer be the majority of U.S. unauthorized immigrants. Related posts: What we know about illegal immigration from Mexico

Sequence Pack: Immigration to the US and Ellis Island Tous les documents compilés pour une séquence sur le thème de l'immigration avec quelques pistes d'exploitation: - Document d'ouverture. Objectif = décrire une image et former des hypothèses sur le passé et l'avenir. Télécharger ici Trace écrite réellement produite: "The picture was taken in New York City because I can see New York's skyline in the background. Exprimer son opinion : - To my mind, ... - As far as I am concerned, ... Exprimer le doute : - Maybe / Perhaps / I suppose - Utiliser un auxiliaire modal comme "may" ou "might". - Document sonore pour aborder le thème plus en profondeur. Click here The American dream represents a hope for a new better life "The Chinese may have gone to the US in order to find gold. Rappel : - Expression du doute sur un fait passé : Sujet + MAY HAVE + p.passé. - Expression du but : l'opérateur de visée "TO" et les expressions "in order to" ou "so as to" servent à dire l'intention du sujet. "People immigrated to the US because they were poor and destitute.

Webquest ressource: Ellis Island Interactive Tour With Facts, Pictures, Video 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. 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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