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Grade 4: overview

American Revolution Resources

Immigration to America (1890's to 1950's)

What is immigration?
Immigration is the process of moving to a new country, with plans to live there permanently. People who move to a new country are called immigrants. But from the point of view of the old country, those same people are called emigrants—people who move away permanently. --Britannica


The New Colossus by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command.  The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she with silent lips.

“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.  Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,  I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

America's History

Ellis Island

Compare & Contrast

Immigration Yesterday and Today through Books

Immigration Videography

Angel Island

Immigration through Photographs

Teaching Tolerance with Southern Poverty Law Clinic