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African Burial Ground National Monument in lower Manhattan
African Burial Ground National Monument, located in lower Manhattan.

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African Burial Ground National Monument by Patrice Buffaloe
Compares the experiences of Europeans, who chose to immigrate to the United States, with the forced immigration of enslaved persons from Africa.
 
Great Kills Park on Staten Island, part of Gateway National Recreation Area
Great Kills Park on Staten Island, part of Gateway National Receration Area

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Great Kills Park, Gateway National Recreation Area by Roy Mackey
Most visitors think of Great Kills Park as pure nature and recreation. But thousands of years ago, Native Americans called it home.
 
General Grant National Memorial in upper Manhattan
General Grant National Memorial in upper Manhattan

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General Grant National Memorial by Michael Hubbs
This unit examines the Civil War and includes a field trip to the Manhattan tomb of General Ulysseus S. Grant, who also served as America's 18th president.
 
Immigrants leaving Ellis Island
Immigrants leaving Ellis Island, early 20th Century

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Ellis Island by Scott Gabel
How did immigration in the late 19th and early 20th century change the nation, particularly on the east coast of the United States?

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