Week 2 homework I need Help

Imagine you are a European immigrant to America, trying to adapt to the new life you sought. You want to share your experiences with your family back home so they will better understand. 

 

Choose a country of origin and religious tradition:

 

·          Country of origin

 

o     Poland

o     Italy

o     Bulgaria

o     Greece

o     Ukraine

o     Czechoslovakia 

o     Serbia

 

·          Religious tradition

 

o     Catholic

o     Jewish

o     Lutheran

o     Other Protestant

o     No religious tradition

 

Write a 700- to 1,050-word first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century. The description should take the form of a journal entry, autobiography, or diary.

 

Include descriptions of the following:

 

·          The political, social, or economic factors that precipitated your migration

·          The journey across the ocean, including sleeping accommodations and available food

·          Ellis Island

·          The city you settle in and why

·          The racist attitudes of some Americans

·          Tenement housing

·          Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay

·          The status your children eventually achieve

 

Format references consistent with APA guidelines.