Ellis Island Expedition Series

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5 minutes, 27 seconds

This five-part video series explores the history and significance of Ellis Island for students. Part One is an introduction to the topic of immigration and explains how Ellis Island became the first federal immigration inspection station and describes some of the factors that led the site to become a part of the national park system. Guiding Questions: 1. What is immigration? Why do you think the federal government controls immigration? 2. How did steamships impact immigration?


Last updated: September 10, 2021

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Statue of Liberty National Monument

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