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Ch. 7 Vocabulary

Joseph Pulitzer Owner of New York World.
William Randolph Hearst Owner of New York Morning Journal.
Jane Addams The woman who founded the ¨Hull House¨ as an ¨effort to aid the solution of the social and industrial problems which are [caused] by the modern conditions of life in a great city.¨
Hull House A settlement house.
Melting Pot A place where cultures blend.
Chinese Exclusion Act An act where Chinese immigration was banned for 10 years.
Tenement An apartment house that is usually run down and overcrowded.
Ellis Island The first stop for most immigrants from Europe.
Angel Island A stop for Asian immigrants where apposed to European immigrants, this island was poor, run down, and Asian immigrants had to stay here for many weeks.
Steamship An engine vessel powered by steam.
Steerage Lowest part of a ship that poor people stayed in.
Statue of Liberty A statue for freedom in New York Harbor.
Kissing Post Where families would meet each other.
Urbanization The growth of cities.
Ragtime A blend of African-American songs and European musical forms was a new musical form.
Vaudeville A mixture of songs, dance, and comedy.
Mail-Order Catalog A publication containing a list of general merchandise from a company.
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