Coming to America

Coming to America
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  • Son, I understand and I wish you the best of luck.  I am sorry that I don't have any money to give you.
  • Father, I cannot find any work here in Dublin.  I fear that I must leave and go to America.
  • Please give me your name, country of origin, and reason for coming to the United States.
  • My name is Bryan Flynn.  I come from Dublin Ireland and I come to America looking for work.
  • Bryan and his Father have a difficult discussion and Bryan makes a decision.
  • Sir. that is so unfair.  I can't survive if my wages are cut again!
  • Flynn.  Starting next week we are cutting your wages by 10%. Profits are down.
  • Not my problem. If you don't like it find another job.
  • Bryan, along with hundreds of others, books passage on a ship bound for America.
  • Bryan, like thousands of others are brought into the United States through Ellis Island.
  • Like many other immigrants, Bryan found work but conditions were harsh.
  • Bryan kept working., And He saved every penny he could.  
  • Bryan worked and worked for years on end. Until his now frail body gave out and he died. Never earning enough to "get ahead" 
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