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  • Dan and his wife Sarah, are struggling financially, and consider moving to America to start a new life. 
  • Sarah, I have heard great things about America. I think it could be beneficial.
  • Nervous but hopeful, the couple packs their little belongings and head to the boat that will take them from Italy to America.
  • It's the best chance we have at creating a good life for outselves
  • Are you sure this is a good idea?
  • Dan, Sarah, and the other low class passengers stayed below the boat in "steerage", but could come up on deck some nights once the first class was asleep.
  • Happy to have arrived on Ellis Island, Dan and Sarah soon realized that people were being sent back for diseases and health issues. Thankfully, they were cleared to continue on. 
  • After settling into crowded tenements in town, Dan found work at a steel factory with other immigrants after Americans went on a strike.
  • The stikers became angry with Dan and immigrants like him, and thought that they were replacing American jobs. They tried to enforce different kinds of laws againist them. 
  • Those dumb immigrants are taking our jobs and money!
  • Send them back! No more!!!
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