Immigration Experience

 

Imagine you are a European immigrant to America, trying to adapt to the new life you sought. You want to share your experiences with your family back home so they will better understand.

Choose a country of origin and religious tradition:

Country of origin

.Poland

.Italy

.Bulgaria

.Greece

.Ukraine

.Czechoslovakia

.Serbia

Religious tradition

.Catholic

.Jewish

.Lutheran

.Other Protestant

.No religious tradition

Write a 700- to 1,050-word, first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century. The description should take the form of a journal entry, autobiography, or diary.

Include descriptions of the following:

.The political, social, or economic factors that precipitated your migration

.The journey across the ocean, including sleeping accommodations and available food

.Ellis Island

.The city you settle in, and why

.The racist attitudes of some Americans

.Tenement housing

.Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay

.The status your children eventually achieve

Format references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

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