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DELPI Doriane CROUSILLAC Dimitri DESBEUX Emeline DUPLESSIS Charline. 1 ère ESO 4. Ellis Island. Année 2007-2008 Lycée d’Arsonval. Introduction. Ellis Island is an historic place located at the mouth of the Hudson River in New York, in New Jersey.

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ellis island

DELPI Doriane

CROUSILLAC Dimitri

DESBEUX Emeline

DUPLESSIS Charline

1ère ESO 4

Ellis Island

Année 2007-2008

Lycée d’Arsonval

introduction
Introduction
  • Ellis Island is an historic place locatedat the mouth of the Hudson River in New York, in New Jersey.
  • EI has haddifferentnames: Kiosht, Oyster Island and Giggert Island.
summary
Summary
  • Beforeitwas an immigrant station
  • The history of Ellis Island
  • Arrival of immigrants
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Beforebe an immigrant station

  • The History of Ellis Island
  • III. Arrival of immigrants
  • It wasnamedKiosht by the MoheganIndians.
  • Then, a Dutch man whosenamewas Michael Paawrenamed the island Oyster Island in the 1630s.
  • In 1664, the British took possession of the area and theyrenamedit Gull Island. Later, the name of the islandchanged to Gibbert Island because a lot of men werehanged. EI wasbought in 1808 by the US WarDepartement for 10.000 $. In 1814, EI became an immigrant station.
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Beforebe an immigrant station

  • History of Ellis Island
  • III. Arrival of immigrants
  • The Ellis Island Immigrant Station wasdesigned by twoarchitects : Edward LippincottTilton and William Boring. Theyreceived a gold medalat the 1900 Paris Exposition for the building’s design.
  • The homesteadActwas a lawthat gave a freeholdtitle to 160 acres (one quarter section or about 65 hectares) of undeveloped land . The person to whom the titlewasgrantedhad to beat least 21 yearsold, to have built on the section, to have farmed on it for 5 years, and to have a house thatwasat least of 12 by 14 feet (3.6X4.3 m) in size. The Actwassignedinto a law by President Abraham Lincoln on May 20, 1862.
  • Ellis Island welcomed 12 million people and wasclosed in november 1954.
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Beforebe an immigrant station

  • History of Ellis Island
  • III. Arrival of immigrants
  • The immigrants weresubjects to a checkup and administrative exam.
  • The doctorsdealtwith the inspection of the immigrants whowerenumerous. If therewas a possible problem, the immigrants weremarkedwithchalk.
  • Then, theytook a number of exams : an ocular exam wasdone by using a buttonhook.
  • Moreover, a lot of questions wasasked to the immigrants whodidn’tspeak the samelanguage. That’swhy a translator waspresent.
conclusion
Conclusion
  • Ellis Island welcomedseveral million of immigrants between 1892 and 1954. These people wouldfinallyfulfilltheir American Dream.
  • Now, it’s a museum and a national monument.