Ellis Island

Ellis Island

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  • well then pack the kids and your bags we are going to America
  • Ireland 1845- 1849 potato famine attacked farmers land and they couldn't make their living off anything else, fleeing to America known for better job opportunities and better life 
  • Honey we have to get out of here these potatoes are going to make us homeless 
  • Atlantic Ocean the ships were packed with immigrants, soon to be Americans. Children, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, everyone was on the ships sailing to North America
  • Ellis Island immigration station: the immigrants arrived, and the guards were checking for diseases and would either send them back to their home country or let them go into the states
  • Mrs. Smith please go through the doors and I will meet you there 
  • Welcome to New York you are now a citizen.
  • the guards found pink eye on Mrs. Smith and kept her in care for two weeks she was later sent home, but the woman next to her got sent back home to Germany
  • Mrs. Smith you are now free to go to your family and new home, welcome to New York
  • The Smith family was now looking for jobs to earn anything for shelter, and food for them and their children 
  • Mr. Smith got a job in construction, building one of the well known skyscrapers, ordinary and not so ordinary buildings in Manhattan
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