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Virtual Field Trip to Ellis Island

Virtual Field Trip to 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. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943.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 Related:  IMMIGRATION/ELLIS ISLANDDevelopment of Democracyvberteloot

Diary of an Irish Immigrant "Give me your tired, your poor,Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me.I lift my lamp beside the golden door." This is what the Statue of Liberty says, at the bottom, her inscription. It gives me such hope that all the rumors will be true. We got off the boat at what could only be the infamous Ellis Island. My stomach is twisted in to the biggest knot ever. It's time for me to go through the inspection. I have passed.

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. 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. Also because of the war, the Chinese Exclusion Act was repealed in 1943.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

Dorothea Lange’s Censored Photographs of FDR’s Japanese Concentration Camps — Anchor Editions Dorothea Lange—well known for her FSA photographs like Migrant Mother—was hired by the U.S. government to make a photographic record of the “evacuation” and “relocation” of Japanese-Americans in 1942. She was eager to take the commission, despite being opposed to the effort, as she believed “a true record of the evacuation would be valuable in the future.” The military commanders that reviewed her work realized that Lange’s contrary point of view was evident through her photographs, and seized them for the duration of World War II, even writing “Impounded” across some of the prints. The photos were quietly deposited into the National Archives, where they remained largely unseen until 2006. I wrote more about the history of Lange’s photos and President Roosevelt’s Executive Order 9066 initiating the Japanese Internment in another post on the Anchor Editions Blog.

Programme Scolaire Américain : Les Matières Étudiées aux USA Même si les matières principales (« subjects ») sont quasiment identiques aux nôtres, leur façon de les étudier est très différente. Selon les écoles et à partir de collège, les programmes pédagogiques varient ; toutes les écoles américaines ont des matières obligatoires (compulsory classes) et des matières complémentaires et optionnelles (elective classes) mais pas forcément au même moment durant la scolarité. En effet, il faut avoir accumulé un certain nombre de crédits et d’années de cours pour chaque matière, mais une matière ne correspond pas forcément à un niveau scolaire précis. Par exemple, si le nombre de crédits accumulés pour les maths est suffisant à la fin de la seconde ou de la première, l’élève n’aura plus cette matière jusqu’à la fin du lycée. De ce fait, les élèves ne sont pas non plus regroupés en « classes » fixes ; en même temps qu’ils changent de matières chaque heure de cours, ils changent généralement de camarades également. Les matières obligatoires aux États-Unis

Ellis Island History - The Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island Immigration Laws and Regulations Evolve From the very beginning of the mass migration that spanned the years 1880 to 1924, an increasingly vociferous group of politicians and nativists demanded increased restrictions on immigration. Laws and regulations such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Alien Contract Labor Law and the institution of a literacy test barely stemmed this flood tide of new immigrants. Actually, the death knell for Ellis Island, as a major entry point for new immigrants, began to toll in 1921. It reached a crescendo between 1921 with the passage of the Quota Laws and 1924 with the passage of the National Origins Act. These restrictions were based upon a percentage system according to the number of ethnic groups already living in the United States as per the 1890 and 1910 Census. It was an attempt to preserve the ethnic flavor of the "old immigrants", those earlier settlers primarily from Northern and Western Europe.

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