Ellis Island

Srihari Polepalli

The monument that I have done research on represents freedom from people’s poverty and problems that they had in their nation of origin, opportunity to make a better living in the United States of America, the democracy of the United States, and sovereignty.

The thing that struck me the most about this monument is how many people they turned back due to medical effects, and the impact it made on many people’s lives coming from other countries. I learned about how the United States of America was booming economically, when this Island first became the immigration station, and the effect it had on people’s lives not only the ones that were coming in but also the people in the country that already lived here.


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is an ACLS New Faculty Fellow in the American Studies and History departments at Rutgers University.
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