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  • I need go to united states, here in Italy the economy is bad and the epidemic is drastically increasing, I can risk getting sick.
  • age,race,and  nationality? are you sick?
  • 19, Italian,and Italian,  Im not sick  
  • In Italy there was a bad economy and at that time people suffered from an epidemic and majority of the people arent able to work  due to the low availability of jobs, and  wanted a better future for themselves and their children.  
  • Ellis Island
  • The condition in the boats that hold many immigrants at once arent the best conditions, overcrowding was a major problem.  The course of the trip usually took between weeks or even months.
  • finally I'm here but now I need a job !!!
  • Once they have arrived at Ellis Island, several examinations/requirements were needed. Health, and a questionnaire, that consisted of 30 questions were checked. 
  • yes 
  • you want to marry with me? 
  • the immigrants came to Ellis island 
  • Once the immigrant arrived to the country, they seeked for jobs. However, Americans viewed immigrants with fear and suspicion.
  • Even  with the prospect to work, many families or individuals lived  below the poverty line. Girls and young women  had the best  chance to breaking out of this life  because they were  able to marry  someone  of higher status and leave.  
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