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a 17-year old girl from Europe who arrived in New York Harbor in 1886 and saw the brand new Statue of Liberty.
Emma Goldman (25)
a young American Jewish woman who in the 1880s wrote a poem in which the Statue of Liberty welcomes immigrants.
Emma Lazarus (25)
people who flee their homes or countries because of war, persecution, or other causes.
refugees (25)
he and his father, like millions of other Italians came to America to escape poverty when much of Italy, especially mountainous southern Italy in the late 1800s, could not support the country's rapidly growing population.
Pascal d'Angelo (25)
a deck, deep in the ship, that was reserved for the passengers who paid the lowest fares with narrow beds in crowded compartments.
steerage (25)
the immigration station in New York Harbor where most European passengers arrive for medical examinations and interviews.
Ellis Island (25)
the name Italian immigrants called Ellis Island because so many families were forced to separate because they did not pass inspection.
"The Island of Tears" (25)
crowded and usually run-down buildings with many small, cheap apartments.
tenement buildings (25)
the neighborhood where most Italian immigrants settled in American cities.
"Little Italy" (25)
the name Mary Antin used in her Jewish village in Russia.
Maryusha Antonovsky (25)
the Russian czar or monarch who was killed by assassins in 1881.
Alexander II (25)
organized and often violent persecutions of minority group, the word comes from Russian words meaning "like thunder."
pogroms (25)
from Ellis Island, many Eastern European Jews headed for this New York City neighborhood where they established shops, newspapers, religious schools, and synagogues.
Lower East Side (25)
a Chinese immigrant who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1882, just time for the Chinese Exclusion Act banning Chinese laborers from immigrating to the United States and denying Chinese immigrant the right to become citizens.
Lee Chew (25)
an act of Congress passed in 1882 banning Chinese laborers from immigrating to the United States and denying Chinese immigrants the right to become citizens.
Chinese Exclusion Act (25)
the name used for the arrangement by people in China planning to immigrate to the United States as relatives of Chinese claiming American birth.
"paper relatives" (25)
an immigration station in San Francisco Bay where Chinese immigrants were sometimes detained for several months before they were allowed to enter the United States.
Angel Island (25)
the Mexican immigrant who escaped Mexico in 1910 because "it was impossible to live down there with so many revolutions."
Pablo Mares (25)
a document issued by a citizen's home government that identifies a person and permits him or her to travel to other countries.
passports (25)
Mexican neighborhoods which sprang up on the edges of cities near farming areas as Los Angeles, California and San Antonio, Texas.
barrios (25)
a small Illinois town where a mob stormed through the Italian neighborhood in 1920 because the crowd was frustrated by a mining strike and angered by bank robberies that Italian criminals were rumored to have committed.
West Frankfort, Illinois (25)
a limit based on numbers or proportions - for example, the proportion of a country's population allowed to immigrate to the United States.
quota (25)
government documents that allow people from other nations to enter the country for a limited period of time.
visas (25)