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Immigrant to America in Early 20th Century
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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 consistent with APA guidelines

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