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Early immigration and ellis island

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Social Studies Middle School Medium ELL

Early Immigration and Ellis Island

Ellis Island is the symbol of our immigrant nation. For millions of Americans, it was where their immigrant ancestors entered the United States. Immigration built our nation, immigrants peopled it, and their descendants remember their immigrant past with pride. But few Americans know what their ancestors went through. Navigating Ellis Island was the final hurdle immigrants faced before becoming American and starting their next big journey.

Immigration US History II World History II

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AIR DATE: 09/15/2006

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