BC: Leah Myers lm16971 American History 1:00-2:30
FC: German Immigration
1: Immigration ship | This is a picture of a passport that could have been used by my immigrant Leah Myers. Leah Myers was and immigrant from Germany who wanted to move for a new life in the 1800s. Leah and her family were on a ship just like this with people everywhere.
2: This was the first place Leah and her family would go in America. This place is called Ellis Island. This is one of the places that immigrants would have gone to. Here they would see if they were expected or not. | This picture represents families much like Leah's leaving the ship and heading into Ellis Island. | Landing in Ellis Island
3: This is where Leah and her family would have waited to be examined. The test they were given contained. Whether or not they had a mental illness, or were sick. Did they have a criminal background. And did they know any English. | Immigration Test | If they didn't have and illness or criminal background and they knew some English they were aloud to stay.
4: Diary Entry | Hi Grandma and Grandpa we made it over safely. Thanks for your prayers. So far dad is looking for a job and mom is trying to fix up the new house. Hannah and Micah aren't taking the move to well they miss there friends back home. But once they meet some new people there age they should be fine. I'm doing ok it is not to bad here. The people seem nice and I think eventually everything will be normal for us. I hope everything for you guys is going well. Write soon, Leah
5: This is a picture of what Leah and her family could have been living in. This picture was taken by Jacob Riis who wrote a book "How the other half lives." | Living conditions
6: Here are some more pictures by Jacob Riis. The living conditions were just unbelievable. | Living conditions
7: For Leah's family life probably wont be easy. Jobs were hard to find and if you found one you were working long hours for very little amounts of money. Their homes as you see were small and had no electricity in most. Their streets were covered in dirt, trash, waste, and animals. Its not exactly how they pictured it to be. The dream they had turned into a nightmare. | Hardship | Jobs, Homes, Streets