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Research paper "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-tossed to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door." These are the words Lady Liberty welcomes to all Immigrants at Ellis Island, New York pursuing a new life in the states. America is known as the land of opportunity and from 1900 to 1914 over nine million Europeans immigrated to America to seek life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (out of one many 622). Some important immigrants that left their countries to come to America such as German scientist Albert Einstein, Czechoslovakian Madeleine Albright who became the first woman secretary of state and also Hungarian Joseph Pulitzer which the Pulitzer prizes are named after to name a few. The trip the brave Immigrants made was a long and arduous one, with their new life in America being completely unknown. One of the many groups of people that made this trip was the Italians. Italians were an important part in shaping a piece of America because of their culture, religion and contributions to America. Large amount of Italian emigration started in the 1870’s when people started to leave the country due to natural disasters, poverty and over population. Mount Vesuvius a volcano once considered sacred by the Greeks and Romans erupted in 1872 and destroyed a city near Naples. Mount Etna the largest volcano in Italy located near Sicily has also been active making living conditions near the area very dangerous. In 1908 a hundred thousand Italians were killed by an earth quake and tidal wave that devastated the area of the Italian mainland (Digital history). With all this destruction it created large amounts of poverty and difficult living conditions for the Italian people. This is when
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many Italians decided to Immigrate. Many moved to the states to find work and send money back home where they planned to return. Most that moved to the states settled down in big cities such as New York, Chicago, and California. In New York many found jobs as fruit merchants, and in California they were excellent wine growers. However most of the Italian men that moved to the states became construction workers in big cities
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