Immigrants Arriving at Ellis Island

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While immigrants poured into Ellis Island, many were full of hope and desire in their quest for opportunity and new life. This image features of a group of European immigrants consisting of men, women, and children. The group of people featured in the picture looks like a mixed group of different ethnicities and slightly different skin colors. It symbolizes hope and freedom for the people shown. Whether these people came to America to escape poverty, to find jobs, to get enough money to return home, or for other forms of opportunity; they are a handful of the 13 million immigrants who migrated to America between 1901 and 1914 who all contributed to the melting pot America was soon forming in to. This image and the representation of more immigrants was beautiful and advanced in terms of American society but was not in line with Roosevelt’s message before it about expanding the Anglo-Saxon race and not increasing the numbers of immigrants.