U.S. History 1865 to 1945
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.
Country of origin and religious tradition:
Country of origin
Write a 700 word first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century after performing appropriate research. 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 processes
The city you settle in, and why
The racist attitudes of some Americans
Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay
The status your children eventually achieve
Format references according to appropriate course level APA guidelines.