US History II Unit 2 Lesson 6

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Immigration to America.

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  • Lauro is living with his poor family in Naples, Italy. His family including his father, mother, and three surviving brothers is working to help him obtain passage to America. Uncle Ettore, who lives in America, has agreed to house Lauro and help him find a job when he gets there. He is going to work in America to get the rest of the family passage.
  • Ciao. Io sono il padre di Lauro. (Hi. I am Lauro's father.)
  • 1901
  • Ciao. Sono Lauro. (Hi. I'm Lauro.)
  • Questo è costoso! (That is Expensive!)
  • $$$
  • Ho bisogno di più soldi. (I need more money.)
  • The men all work as farm laborers in Italy to earn money. In three years they will have enough money for one ticket.
  • Lauro and his family finally earned enough money for passage after several years of hard work in the fields.
  • Ecco i soldi per il passaggio in America. Non ho altri bagagli. (Here is the money for passage to America. I have no other luggage.)
  • Three Years Later...
  • Si arriva a viaggiare in terza classe. (Ok. You get to travel in the steerage.)
  • Lauro gets little sleep and small meals of mainly hardtack in the cramped and dirty steerage filled with goods.
  • Wine
  • Zzz...
  • La terza classe è terribile. (The steerage is awful.)
  • Cough
  • Cough
  • It smells really bad and there are a lot of sick people.
  • Wine
  • Twelve days later...
  • Hack!
  • Ckkkh
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