Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum
Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum
|Context||On arriving in New York harbor, the Statue of Liberty welcomed immigrants.|
|Audience||Immigrants and visitors to the Statue of Liberty|
|Purpose||To raise money for the Statue of Liberty's pedestal|
Many immigrants left poverty and persecution in Europe, Asia, and Latin America, hoping to take advantage of democratic institutions and economic opportunity in the United States. For those who entered the country through New York City's harbor after 1886, their first glimpse of America was often the Statue of Liberty. Despite the welcoming tone of Emma Lazarus's poem, not all Americans were eager to receive them--even though some were fairly recent immigrants themselves.