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Why did people come to the USA in the 1920s?

Why did people come to the USA in the 1920s?

Between 1850 and 1914, over 40 million people (about 10 per cent of the population of Europe) left the Old World for America. It was a chance to start a new life in a country of golden opportunities. The image shows the Great Hall at Ellis Island which served as the main inspection hall.



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