Immigration Experience By Immigrants To Canada

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Immigration Experience Paper During late 1800’s steam powered ships help make the crossing to America easier. Majority of immigrants could only afford to stay in the steerage of the boat. When the boats reached Canada some Irish immigrants choose to walk across the Canadian border into America and others choose to continue to New York on the ship. Time spent in the steerage of a boat was not the greatest. Hundreds of bodies crowded together, inadequate sanitation facilities, and with these situations the spread of lice and horrible odors took over the steerage. The choice of food was food the passengers brought or food in a tin kit. Passengers slept on metal bunk beds, single men, women, and families were all separated. After reaching

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