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Unit 5 vocabs

chapter 5 vocabularies

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"new" immigrant immigrants from southern and western Europe, from 1870 til outbreak of World War 1
steerage worst accomodation on the ship, most immigrants traveled in it
Ellis Island third class passenger had to get through a legal and medical inspection, New York
Angel Island Island in San Francisco Bay, often filtered out Chinese people
Americanization programs that helped newcomer learn English and adopt American dress and diet
nativism belief that native-born white Americans were superior to newcomers
Chinese Exclusion Act prohibited immigrations by Chinese laborers and limited theri civil rights
urbanization number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically
rural-to-urban migrant people who move from farm to the city and worked often in factories
skyscraper skyline first time recognizable by skyscraper, steel frames and used artistic designs
mass transit public systems that could carry large numbers of people fairly inexpensively
suburb clean and quiet perimeter where middle and upper class people built their houses
tenement low-cost multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families as possible
Gilded Age last decades of the nineteenth century, new lifestyle
conspicuous consumerism people wanted and bought the many new products on the market
mass culture rich and poor same clothing styles but different quality, many households same gadgets, toys,...
vaudeville medley of musical drama, songs, and off-color comedy
"melting Pot" people of all different nationalities blended to create a single culture, except Asians
Created by: sommer7