Ellis Island, and The Statue of Liberty

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From the vantage point of people throughout the world, two of our most iconic symbols are Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. Both of those terms capture the imagination of foreigners because both terms represent the idea of freedom and achieving your dreams. What is the background the founding of Ellis Island? Where did the name come from? What did it take to come to America through Ellis Island? What about the Statue of Liberty? Who made it? Why did it end up in America? What about the poem on the side of the Statue? There are many stories to cover. Come and hear about 2 of the most outstanding symbols of America.