The American Dream

The caption for this image simply said. Ellis Island, NY 1941 AD–it speak for itself though.
Below I left a link to the History Channel detailing the history and activity on Ellis Island. Find out what countries were permitted entrance & which were not. Also, read why so many hopeful would be immigrants arrived in New York only to be immediately deported, (for reasons ranging from illness to stowaway.&nbsp); Here’s an excerpt from the page:

Beginning in 1875, the United States forbids prostitutes and criminals from entering the country. The Chinese Exclusion Act is passed in 1882. Restricted as well are “lunatics” and “idiots.”

Read more: Deconstructing History

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