Students have been studying immigration that occurred between 1880-1920's. We have discovered that many European immigrants passed through Ellis Island.
As people entered the U.S., they had a six-minute medical exam. Trachoma was a prevalent eye disease that kept many people from being admitted to the U.S.
Students learned about the stairs of separation. There were three lines of stairs that separated people by admission or denial into the U.S.
Students learned that there was another place of great immigration, Angel Island in California. Most of the immigrants that entered were Chinese.