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  • Ellis Island - 971 words
    Ellis Island You might wonder why someone would go through all the trouble to write an essay on immigration. (besides the fact this is an assignment in history) Much of what we say, eat, and even do is connected to something that an immigrant brought to this country years ago. Many of the dishes that we as Americans enjoy, such as pastas, burritos, or even some types of sausages were brought here by Italians, Mexicans, and Germans. Also much of our everyday language comes from other languages. This is why immigration is so interesting to me. My main interest in immigration takes place at a place called Ellis Island. Ellis Island is a small island in Upper New York Bay, although in New Jersey ...
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  • A Journey Though The Golden Gates Of Promise - 2,284 words
    ... because, without them, the United States would become overpopulated and it would slowly deteriorate. If Congress did not create the quota laws as a way to control who is allowed to enter the country, it would leave the magnificent "Golden Gates" open to anyone who wanted to enter the promise land. It is insane to even consider letting everyone of every ethnicity into the United States because the results would be devastating for the American society. American citizens often criticize that the quota laws discriminate towards different ethnic groups, but, in reality, it is common sense to prefer letting immigrants into the country that are more likely to "fit in" with the cultures being p ...
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  • Day 1: - 1,095 words
    Day 1: Hi my name is William Wallace. Im 14 years old and I live in Britain. Im going to America on a boat that will drop us off at Ellis Island. Im keeping a journal throughout my voyage to America because one day I hope to send it back to Britain so all my relatives can read what it was like. My parents cant come with me to America because they only have enough money for one ticket and they told me that they want a better life for me, so they are only sending me. Tomorrow will be my first day on my voyage and tonight I need to pack and get all belongings for the trip. My aunt Marry is gonna be there waiting for me. I cant wait until I get to America and I am so excited about the trip. My p ...
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  • Day 1: - 1,079 words
    ... more crowded. It got to the point where I couldnt even see anything anymore. It was so dark and scary and the only way that I could see light was if I looked up. As I was walking up a large stairwell, I noticed that people were making being taken out of line and other American doctors and policeman were writing these weird symbols on the lapel of peoples jackets. It was a surprise to me that no one didnt come over to me and write something on my jacket. I started to get scared. Almost everyone was getting written on except me. What if this means Im gonna get deported. My heart was beating really fast and my eyes started to tear. I began to think that I came all this way just to be turne ...
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  • Diversity In The Workplace 8211 How Different Cultures Helped Shape Our Nation - 1,986 words
    Diversity In The Workplace - How Different Cultures Helped Shape Our Nation Diversity in the Workplace - How Different Cultures Helped Shape Our Nation Today the United States of America is regarded as a global economic leader. The standard of living in the U.S. is higher than that of most other nations. Our nation is considered an economic super-power. Economic needs have often caused Americans to seek immigrants as workers, and economic opportunities have attracted foreigners. The United States is a nation of immigrants. Our nation has been shaped by successive waves of immigrants who have played major roles in our changing economy. The overwhelming majority of immigrants who enter the Uni ...
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  • Experiencing Immigration - 1,492 words
    Experiencing Immigration The United States has been notorious for welcoming peoples from all over the world onto its lands in order to facilitate the growth of a diverse nation and generations of families have traveled to America in search of creating lives more fulfilling than those they had escaped. During the years of the late 1800s and early 1900s, the United States allowed the highest rates of immigration in it's history with groups from a number of different countries sought an escape from the economical, political, and religious hardships their own nations bequeathed. This massive influx of such a myriad of ethnicities irreversibly changed the evolution of the newly formed United Stat ...
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  • Film Contributions Of The Sixties - 1,630 words
    Film Contributions Of The Sixties Beginning roughly with the release of Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove: Or How I Stopped Worrying and Loved the Bomb in 1964, and continuing for about the next decade, the "Sixties" era of filmmaking made many lasting impressions on the motion picture industry. Although editing and pacing styles varied greatly from Martin Scorcesse's hyperactive pace, to Kubrick's slow methodical pace, there were many uniform contributions made by some of the era's seminal directors. In particular, the "Sixties" saw the return of the auteur, as people like Francis Ford Coppola and Stanley Kubrick wrote and directed their own screenplays, while Woody Allen wrote, directed an ...
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  • German Immigration To Midwest - 1,195 words
    German Immigration To Midwest The day I left home, my mother came with me to the railroad station.When we said goodbye, she said it was just like seeing me go into my casket, I never saw her again. So is the story of Julia B. from Germany and many others who left their life and love for a chance of happiness in a new country. This is the story of the German immigrants in 1880-1930 who risked everything on a dream of better things. What caused the German immigration to Ameica between 1870-1930? In this paper I'll answer that question plus: what caused the movement, what happined to them when they arrived, and how did they adapt. I'll also tell some of the more gritty stuff by using intimate a ...
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  • Immigration To America - 659 words
    Immigration to America Immigration to America In the late 1800's and early 1900's there were massive waves of immigration to America. These new immigrants were largely Italians, Hungarians, Jews, Serbians, Irish, and Slovaks. Fleeing such hardships as poverty, religious persecution, and political unrest in their homelands, immigrants journeyed to the United States in search of freedom and opportunity. During their voyage from their homelands to Ellis Island, many immigrants suffered. Traveling by steamships, voyages lasted anywhere between seven days to a month. Many immigrants ate off of tin plates with only soup or bread to choose from. To alleviate themselves from the unpleasant smells on ...
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  • Intelligence - 1,098 words
    Intelligence According to Merriam-Websters dictionary, intelligence is described as the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria. Many psychologists have their own view on what intelligence really is and the debate over its true definition is very controversial. Most agree, however, that intelligence measures our ability to adapt to challenges. Intelligence varies for every person. It has been proven that intelligence tests can accurately predict performance on the job, dropping out of high school, and even chances of divorcing. These tests are not always completely accurate though. Many times these tests can be cultu ...
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  • Intelligence - 1,098 words
    Intelligence According to Merriam-Websters dictionary, intelligence is described as the ability to apply knowledge to manipulate one's environment or to think abstractly as measured by objective criteria. Many psychologists have their own view on what intelligence really is and the debate over its true definition is very controversial. Most agree, however, that intelligence measures our ability to adapt to challenges. Intelligence varies for every person. It has been proven that intelligence tests can accurately predict performance on the job, dropping out of high school, and even chances of divorcing. These tests are not always completely accurate though. Many times these tests can be cultu ...
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  • Interrogations Of Chinese Immigrants At Angel Island - 2,166 words
    ... with particular scrutiny. These interrogations were particularly strenuous and the questioning extremely detailed. Examples abound of tricky questioning such as this line of questioning from docket #19431/1-2 (Box 1211 National Archives): Q. What is his occupation? A. I do not know. Q. Did he tell you what his occupation was? A. I did not ask him and he did not tell me. Q. Did he tell you he was a business partner of your husband? A. Yes; he said he was in business with my husband, and that when he departed he left the business with my husband. Q. Why a moment ago, did you state that you did not know what the native of the nature of the business was? (67). As demonstrated in this excerpt ...
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  • Ireland Irishes - 873 words
    Ireland Irishes Like most Americans, my family is made up of many different ethnic groups. My moms side is Irish Protestant descent. My dads side is mostly English descent and a little of Native American descent from his mother. There is some in which I do not know because my dad does not know who his dad is. He was adopted by a man named David Mitchell, this is where my last name comes from. My grandmother died and never told my dad who his dad was. My dad could find out from his birth certificate, which is sealed in Albany, who his dad is. He has no desire to do that though. Over the summer, I tried to find out about my familys ancestry. I only searched on my moms side since it is easier. ...
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  • Irish Research Paper - 1,517 words
    ... g within families where people helped each other with what they needed done. I also found that relationship was important for the same reasons, family. Character and aggressiveness were the traits most impeding in the reading. Flexibility ------------------------- Order/Structure There is much order, because things need to be done, and if there is no order, and structure, there tends to be chaos and instability. Linear ------------------------ Holistic The tendency of Irish is to be very holistic, and look for more than one way to figure out a problem. This was true though the readings and in my own experience. IV. Interviews: The generalizations were somewhat true. That is how they beco ...
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  • Irland - 876 words
    Irland Like most Americans, my family is made up of many different ethnic groups. My mom's side is Irish Protestant descent. My dad's side is mostly English descent and a little of Native American descent from his mother. There is some in which I do not know because my dad does not know who his dad is. He was adopted by a man named David Mitchell, this is where my last name comes from. My grandmother died and never told my dad who his dad was. My dad could find out from his birth certificate, which is sealed in Albany, who his dad is. He has no desire to do that though. Over the summer, I tried to find out about my family's ancestry. I only searched on my mom's side since it is easier. This ...
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  • La Cosa Nostra - 1,254 words
    La Cosa Nostra La Cosa Nostra Perhaps one of the most poignant moments in American cinema is the closing scene in the film The Godfather when Don Vito Corleones son Michael takes over his fathers position... and one of the most unforgettable moments, a severed horsess head lies bloody in a mans bed. It is this tradition and brutality that characterizes the Mafia, a secret Sicilian society that lives and functions just as much today on American soil as it did and does still in Italy. To understand this organized crime, one must begin to understand how it came to be organized in the first place. During the medieval times in Sicily, Arabs invaded the land and native Sicilians fled and took refu ...
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  • Melting Pot By Dudley Randall - 478 words
    Melting Pot By Dudley Randall Explication of Dudley Randalls "The Melting Pot" An explication is an interpretation of a written work. They differ from person to person in that we all dont interpret things alike. It seems to me that we learned in high school about literature and such was a waste of memorizing and testing because we were taught only "right" answers about written works. There is no right way to interpret an authors work. What they do is leave doors open to make you think about their work. Even a songwriter does the same thing. Songs can be even more difficult to interpret than a poem or story because the first that thing usually attracts us to a song is the music and that is wh ...
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  • New York Historical Society - 303 words
    New York Historical Society New York Historical Society: Construction: The cornerstone of the NYHS building at 170 Central Park West was laid on Nov. 17th 1903. Members and guest of the society gathered at the American Museum of Natural History and proceeded to the NYHS building site, a temporary scaffold and viewing stand had been erected for the day's events. After an invocation by the Rev. Charles E. Brugler, Pres. Samuel Verplank Hoffman, reviewed the society's history and listed the articles and publications sealed in a copper box in the corner stone. Hon. Seth Low Mayor of New York City then put the cornerstone into place. Manhattan Purchase: Legend has it that Manhattan Island was pur ...
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  • Returnpath: - 1,824 words
    Return-Path: Received: from webserv.schoolsucks.com (webserv.schoolsucks.com [207.68.73.22]) by addr4.addr.com (8.9.3/8.9.1) with ESMTP id KAA82726 for ; Mon, 22 Nov 1999 10:12:19 -0800 (PST) (envelope-from School@webserv.schoolsucks.com) Received: from 207.68.73.223 [207.68.73.223] by webserv.schoolsucks.com (SMTPD32-5.05) id A8DB130126; Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:18:03 -0500 From: School.Sucks To: fg@freeessay.com Subject: The Termpaper You Asked For Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 13:16:17 -0500 X-Mailer: Allaire ColdFusion Application Server MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Message-Id: Status: Title of Paper : Communication in the Godfather Vi ...
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  • Stranger From A Different Shore - 1,391 words
    Stranger From A Different Shore Struggling Strangers Strangers From A Different Shore by author/professor Ronald Takaki has brought a new perspective of my growing knowledge of the hardships and endless obstacles that Asian-Americans have struggled with through their immigration experience. Immigrants of Asia represent many countries and many different situations that have brought them to this better country with hopes for more opportunities to succeed. Asian-Americans are those whose roots are from Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Philippines, Japan, China, Cambodia, Korea, and Hmong to name the most common. Asian-Americans have overcome drastic situations to carry the status that they do today. Cu ...
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