Today, it's been a month I arrived in New York. Time flies really fast, and at the same time it feels like I've been here for a very long time...
With the threat of war in Europe, and nothing to keep me in England, the opportunities offered by America were very appealing.
[...] I have met an Irish man, during my stay in Ellis, who told me about opportunities on the West Coast, so I also keep this in mind as a back-up plan. My hopes are mixed with the fear of not succeeding here, I know I couldn't go back to Europe now that I'm here, and even if, I wouldn't want to. I keep praying that America is not going to disappoint me the way it did when we reached it, and that the hardest part is behind me. [...]
[...] Telling a journey to America in the early 20th century Guidelines You are an immigrant at the beginning of the 20[th] century. You arrived in New-York a month ago. Explain why you came to America, talk about your trip and your first month in the country. Talk about your fears and hopes for the future. The American dream Today, it's been one month since I arrived in New York. Time flies really fast, and at the same time it feels like I've been here for a very long time . [...]
[...] The trip in boat took approximately one week, from Southampton to New York. Unfortunately this was a pretty bad week for me ; I had never been on a ship before and was sick for most of it. I was just very relieved once we set foot on land and I could breathe again. Once arrived in New York, all foreigners had to go through an immigration center called Ellis Island. I had heard about many Europeans moving to the States, but I couldn't have imagined that We were thousands of people, waiting for our turn in order to get our documentation and start our new life. [...]
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