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Hello, my name is Alexey . I am traveling alone to escape rising population and religious persecution in Russia. I hear that the U.S has plenty of jobs and there less scarce.
To get to America I went through Ellis island . There inspectors asked us questions about where I came from? why i'm here? etc. we also had to pass a physical exam and was kept their for several days.
One urban problem in America was clean drinkable water. As the cities grew it was harder to keep drinking water clean so in New York and Cleveland they built water works. They had indoor plumbing and hot water to bath in which caused less diseases such as cholera and typhoid fever.
Another urban problem in America was fires being burned in tall buildings. Since the cities have been getting bigger and taller more fires are caused , most firefighters were volunteers not always available but they tackled this problem by establishing the nations first paid fire department in 1853.
Though it's not easy living in America I am getting used to it. I am making more money and jobs were not as scarce. I have gotten used to the American way and I'm looking forward to my new life in America .
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