Essays Tagged: "Ellis Island"

Immigration today in America

spital Service. Most of the inquiries and inspections mandated by this law eventually took place on Ellis Island, in the harbor of New York City, which continued to be a port of entry for about 80 per ... foreign influx, and on Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay. Indeed, the immigrant station opened on Ellis in 1892 became the symbol of the new immigration.From a bureaucratic point of view, the federa ...

(7 pages) 306 0 4.5 May/1995

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

America's True Dream

rican dream is viewedAmerica, by granting freedom, guaranteed its possibility to all. Think back to Ellis Island and all the countries represented as immigrants poured onto her shores. Their successes ...

(3 pages) 57 0 4.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"Weegee", a famous photographer.

ellig in Zloczew, Austria in 1899. His hometown is now in Poland. His name was changed to Arthur at Ellis Island when he came with his family to live in New York's Lower East Side in 1910. He quit sch ...

(2 pages) 53 0 4.4 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

This essay is about Rave Culture and the major Catagories/types of individuals that fit into the complex puzzles of "ravers"

hese guys will be found wearing a visor or no hat at all.Finally the fifth class is labeled as the "Ellises," derived from the island, Ellis Island. This group of people is a scatter mix of individual ... asses. These people will be found wearing flashy street clothes and other non-neutral apparel. The "Ellises" mingle with all of the classes, but still stand alone. A lot of the people who fall into th ...

(4 pages) 107 2 3.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

Gilded Age Immigration-The Nations Newcomers

t would hopefully bring them to a better life with true freedoms and the opportunity for riches. At Ellis Island they found little riches; there, inspectors waited to process them, either onto new adv ... portation. Unfortunately though the vulnerable immigrants were often taken advantage of, outside of Ellis Island thieves and grafters waited to take advantage of the new lost peoples, their struggles ...

(4 pages) 82 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A Position Paper on Immigration

assistance needs, far out weigh the benefit of there being here. Then there are those who point to Ellis Island and a statue, at the base of that statue is inscribed, "Give me your tired, your poor, ...

(2 pages) 250 2 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Story from an Irish immigrant

ame is Christopher.I can remember nearly six years ago when we first got here. When we were nearing Ellis Island, I could see the great Statue of Liberty, and just past the morning fog was the New Yor ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Give Macedonia and Its People Their Dignity

According to an Ellis Island ship manifest, on December 28, 1906, Anastas Risteff, a thirty-five year old tailor fro ... on the S.S. Cassell , which had left Bremen, Germany on the 15th. Upon arrival, the intake clerk on Ellis Island "corrected" his entry on the ship register in bold dark ink, crossing out his place of ... place of birth, nationality and country of origin. He was made into a "Bulgarian" born in "Turkey"(Ellis Island). Almost a century ago, a immigrant tried to call himself a Macedonian from Macedonia b ...

(17 pages) 71 1 3.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Examples Essay of New York City

major attractions from going to the Bronx Zoo to riding a ferry to the first immigration terminal, Ellis Island. Over twelve million immigrants passed through the gates of Ellis Island while entering ... eligious and politically oppression. Some journeyed to America simply for the Great American Dream. Ellis Island is located in the upper bay off the coast of New Jersey. It is shadowed by one of the g ...

(2 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

In Letters From and American Farmer, Crevecoeur argues that "self-interest" is an admirable and moral goal. Do you agreeor disagree that self interest is the best goal that a person can have?

s to live a successful, honest, and happy life. This is the reason millions of immigrants landed on Ellis Island. Are all those immigrants greedy and selfish? I believe wanting to have such a life is ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Ellis Island.

Millions of people entered the US in the late 1800's, but how? Ellis Island was the one and only provider for immigration in the late 1800's. At first, the Battery ... lly, the Battery could not handle the flow of immigrants. This caused the federal government to buy Ellis Island from Samuel Ellis, a merchant of New York City, and that's how the Islands name was giv ... end at the island ranged from a couple of hours to a day.Some immigrants had their names changed on Ellis Island. For example, if the name was "Helena Polonowycz" It would be changed to "Ellen Pollock ...

(2 pages) 49 1 3.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ellis Island

Ellis Island was known as 'the front doors to freedom' by the millions of immigrants who passed thro ... major port of entry to America for immigrants from all around the world. During the mid-late 1800's Ellis Island admitted approximately 13-14 million immigrants. 3.5 million people arrived between 189 ... ants. 3.5 million people arrived between 1891 and 1900 alone.Most of the immigrants to pass through Ellis Island were from Europe and Asia. These people immigrated to America for a variety of reasons. ...

(1 pages) 31 0 3.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

New Age of Migration, compare America's :"new" immigrants with turn of the century immigrants

ation all the time. The image of the poor, uneducated, and unskilled “huddled masses” depicted on Ellis Island does not necessarily apply to contemporary immigrants.One of the largest, and most o ...

(4 pages) 54 1 4.7 Apr/2007

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology


o the fact that New York is home to the largest and most well known immigration station in America, Ellis Island. I have decided to place my focus on one culture, Italians, because New York has recent ...

(5 pages) 31 0 5.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Ellis Island

Ellis Island started in 1892, where it's a place where most of the immigrants had to go first before ... after the skit. We had to watch the scene, interview the characters, and know what really happen at Ellis Island The scene I saw is when the group perform immigrants checking in the stations. ... must pass and clear to go to the next station. There was about 4 stations during the time period of Ellis Island. The whole scene started out when a group of immigrants had to listen and follow the gu ...

(3 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Call It Sleep

ns of belonging. Call It Sleep opens with the journey of the Schearl family to the shores of Ellis Island, New York. Roth illustrates the family's first experiences of the new land. The first s ...

(8 pages) 12 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Immigration Issues

, and her parents. She survived and made it to a boat that brought her to America. She went through Ellis Island and became a citizen. People in Armenia didn't have the choice of staying home; they ei ...

(5 pages) 58 0 0.0 Dec/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


Immig. Story As the Ship arrived at Ellis Island Sabastian Rothenburg was in awe at the bright new country that was to become his home. ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

An Immigrant Short Story

life.3. Angle Island page 257 "While European immigrants arriving on the East Coast passed through Ellis Island, Asians-primarily Chinese-arriving on the West Coast gained admission at Angel Island i ...

(2 pages) 25 1 3.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers

Journal Entry of a Subordinate Group Member Assignment

red in the early 20th century. Officially, more than 1.5million Polish immigrants were processed at Ellis Island between 1899 and 1931. In addition, manyPolish immigrants arrived at the port of Baltim ...

(4 pages) 30 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community