Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.
On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France to the people of the U.S., was dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. In 1892, Ellis Island opened as the chief entry station for immigrants to the United States, and all the new arrivals have been welcomed by the sight of “Lady Liberty.”