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History of Ellis Island

Ellis Island is where over 12 million immigrants many years ago. It is in New York. When you are on Ellis Island, you can see the Statue of Liberty. Early immigrants from many other countries entered the United States through Ellis Island.

When immigrants arrived, they would have to go through a series of inspections. Most inspections would last between three to five hours. Only two percent of immigrants were turned away. It was usually because the immigrant had a contagious disease or inspectors thought the immigrant was going to become a public charge.

Today, Ellis Island is a museum that is open to the public. It opened on September 10, 1990, as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum. Over two million people visit this museum every year.

 

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Directions:

1. Click on the picture of pencil.

Click on pencil to get worksheet for activity.

2. Print a copy of the Ellis Island Tour Worksheet.

3. You are going to take an online tour of Ellis Island. Click on the picture of Ellis Island to get to the website.

Click here to take the tour at Ellis Island.

4. After you take the tour, answer the questions on your worksheet.

 

 

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