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2.04 U.S History FLVS
Transcript of 2.04 U.S History FLVS
If you choose to write a letter, be sure to consider the following in your response:
Where are you from?
Why did you leave your homeland?
How was your journey to the United States?
What happened to you when you arrived?
What is your new life like in America? Where do you live and what do you do every day?
What difficulties do you face because of who you are, where you came from, or where you live now?
Letter Module 2.04
Hello my old county. I am writing you to give you inspiration to move over here to the U.S.A. I decided to move from Ireland to the United States because of the potato blight back in the 1840's. I moved here without my family to get a job and a shelter for us to live in before they came over. The ride here was filthy. Since I could not afford high dollar tickets I spent weeks in filthy living spaces and watched the people around me become sick. When I arrived I was amazed by what I saw. So many people arriving were lost in a crowd full of uneasiness. I asked myself questions such as, where am I going to live, what am I going to do, and how am I going to get my family over here? I moved into the big cities because of the housing and the factories that listed available jobs. I was not skilled for work in the factories therefore I received less pay. No only that but I found a whole neighborhood with immigrants from Ireland, so I could maintain some of our customs and traditions and look for support from my community. Life here is not as easy as you think. There is a lot more to life here than just living. I do have a difficult job with little pay so I do have to work long ours to help my family.Not only that, the factories are filthy and unimaginable. If you look past that though I think I made the right decision moving here with my family and that you will look at my story for inspiration to move here. Who knows, I may be calling you my neighbor soon.
Please do not copy my work just to call it your own. I worked hard on this and I do expect you to work hard on yours. My name is not Mason McAndrew it is Miranda Butterfield and I wrote this letter from the viewpoint of an Irish Immigrant.
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