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Chapter 8, Lesson 4: Coming to America (pp. 160-163)

I. Coming to the West Coast

II. Coming to the East Coast

    A. Many Europeans came to the East Coast in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    B. Immigrants who came to New York City passed through Ellis Island, where they had to prove that they were healthy and that they could take care of themselves.

    C. Life in America for immigrants was hard, because the language was different and it was difficult to get good jobs, but it was often better than life in their home countries.

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