World History- (Ms. Sue).

What is the significance of steerage?

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  1. Do you know what steerage is?

  2. It's the cheapest deck on a ship.

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  3. Right. What did steerage have to do with immigration to the U.S.?

  4. It was where hundreds of immigrants lived on the journey to America.

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  5. Right -- although it was more like thousands and thousands of immigrants. Steerage class was the only way they could afford the expensive voyage across the ocean.

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