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Ellis Island and Angel Island Immigration

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Ellis Island is a small island located in the Upper New York Bay. Angel Island is the largest island in the San Francisco Bay in the state of California. Ellis Island served as a national immigration station from 1892-1924. Angel Island was an immigration station from 1910-1940. Both Islands helped America grow by opening their doors to the world. Immigrants who came to America now had a chance to achieve their own dreams and to start new lives. The country was new, the government was rising up and it gave immigrants an opportunity to succeed. Life was still going to be hard but people now had a chance to accomplish their dreams. Some immigrants came to America because other governments were failing or because they saw potential in America. Ellis Island and Angel Island had a major part in the transformation of America.
Ellis Island and Angel Island were two places immigrants could enter the United States. Ellis Island helped transform America by giving people of other races and ethnicity an opportunity to restart their lives. With Ellis Island letting people enter the United States it brought more people, diversity and jobs. An estimated 17 million immigrants passed through Ellis Island from 1892-1924. Over one million Asians entered America through Angel Island (Lee, Erika and Judy Young). America was soon made up mostly of immigrants. Without immigrants, the United States wouldn’t be as large as it is today.
Ellis Island and Angel Island helped improve lives by serving as a major immigration station from 1892-1924. The Ellis Island Immigration Station was built in 1892; it is on a small piece of land in the harbor. In 1898, Ellis Island was expanded by dumping rock around the outside. The expansion of the isl...

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