Ellis Island

Where do you find Ellis Island?
Ellis Island Is found outside the New York harbor, and within the shadow of the statue of liberty
How many immigrants have entered US trough Ellis Island?
Over 12 millinons entered.
What was the role of Ellis Island from 1794 to 1890?
It was a part of the New York harbor defence
Where did first large wave of immigrants come from?
These early immigrants came from nations such as England, Ireland, Germany and the Scandinavian countries and are constituted as the first large wave of immigrants that settled and populated the United States
What took place in the Registry Room (or Great Hall)?
The inspections took place in the Registry Room (or Great Hall), where doctors would briefly scan every immigrant for obvious physical ailments
What were the 2 main reasons why and immigrant would be excluded from entering
The two main reasons why an immigrant would be excluded were if a doctor diagnosed that the immigrant had a contagious disease that would endanger the public health or if a legal inspector thought the immigrant was likely to become a public charge or an illegal contract laborer.
When was Ellis Island officially closed?
In November of 1954

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