Sierra Hembry US History Industrialization Portfolio
Updated: 10/3/2018
Sierra Hembry US History Industrialization Portfolio
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  • My Name's Sophia, I'm Leaving my family in Germany for the US, where the economic opportunities are increasing at a rapid rate.
  • Before boarding the ship to Ellis Island, I had to give up much of my personal information, and go through many medical exams to ensure that I am well enough to endure the 8 day trip over seas.
  • The trip to America was a tough one, many people got sick in the tight quarters in the steerage, we rode down here because we couldn't afford first class tickets. Often, people died from disease. 
  • Upon my arrival at Ellis Island, I was greeted with more medical examiners trying to ensure I didn't get any diseases on the way here, and that I was well enough to contribute to society, and I had to give out more personal information so they knew who I am
  • Now that I have been granted Citizenship in America, everyone is treating me better than how I could be treated. I got a job in a factory, I work long hours, with a few tough conditions, but I'm making money.
  • In America, I now have religious freedom, and I can easily find a job. Life is a bit better now, even though I'm without my family. 
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