By Elliott Quinley
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Now, nearly two million people visit the Ellis Island Immigration Museum each year. Immigrants still come to the United States—although not in the numbers they once did. In recent years many people from Mexico and Central America have come to live here. Refugees also came from such countries as Cuba, Vietnam, and the Soviet Union. Like the immigrants of 100 years ago, they make our country’s life richer. America’s mix of cultures, talents, and skills is still one of our greatest sources of our strength and pride.
It blazed through five editions in English, three in French, one in German, and one in Italian. His real breakthrough was the lightning rod. In 1752, he installed the first lightning rod on the roof of the Pennsylvania State House. Although this wonderful invention protected buildings by redirecting lightning into the ground, many did not approve. They believed that lightning was a manifestation of God’s judgment! In 1755, Boston clergymen blamed the lightning rod for causing an earthquake. Why?