DON'T SEND ME BACK

Text about immigration to the USA

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1. WHO?

1.1. Jacob

1.1.1. in his thirties

1.1.2. a Russian Jew

1.1.3. wounded-limping-shot in the leg

1.1.4. says it was a hunting accident

1.2. Jews

1.2.1. persecuted-massacred

1.3. the Cossacks

1.4. the first doctor

1.4.1. unsympathetic

1.5. Russian police

1.6. 2nd doctor-Carl Travers

1.6.1. blond haired

1.6.2. young

1.6.3. sympathetic to Jacob

1.6.4. doesn't believe it was a hunting accident

1.6.5. lets him pass anyway

1.6.6. possible German origins

1.6.7. comes from immigrant family himself?

2. WHEN?

2.1. early 20th century

2.2. peak immigration dates 1900-1915

2.3. political agitation in Russia at this time

3. WHERE?

3.1. Ellis Island

3.1.1. immigration control centre

3.1.1.1. health

3.1.1.1.1. looking for contagious diseases – E=eye, H=heart X= mental

3.1.1.2. money

3.1.1.3. language

3.1.1.4. family/friends

3.1.1.5. occupation

3.1.1.6. marital status

3.1.2. 1892-1954

3.1.3. peak years 1900-1915

3.1.4. +12million immigrants

3.1.5. 5,000 people arrived daily

3.1.6. only 2% were deported

3.2. Russia

3.2.1. autocratic regime

3.2.2. segregation/pogroms

3.2.3. social barriers

3.2.4. censorship

3.3. the USA

3.3.1. democracy

3.3.2. political freedom

3.3.3. religious freedom

3.3.4. capitalism

3.3.5. freedom of speech

4. WHY?

4.1. economic reasons

4.2. religious reasons

4.3. political reasons

5. FEELINGS?

5.1. fears

5.1.1. may be sent back to Russia

5.1.2. might be killed

5.1.3. repression

5.1.4. no work

5.2. hopes & wishes

5.2.1. the American Dream

5.2.2. start a new life

5.2.3. get a good job

5.2.4. build a family

5.2.5. be successful & happy