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Chapter 5 Vocab.

"New" Immigrant Irish and Germans were joined from southern and eastern Europe.
Steerage The worst accommodation on the ship.
Ellis Island Most European immigrants arrived in New York Harbor, by 1892 they got processed.
Angel Island Chinese and other Asian immigrants crossed the Pacific Ocean, arriving at San Francisco Bay. After that, processed to Angel Island 1910.
Americanization Programs helping newcomers lean English and adopt American dress and diet.
"Melting Pot" White people of all different nationalities blended to create a single culture.
Nativism Beliefs that native-born white Americans were superior to newcomers.
Urbanization Which the number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically.
Rural-to-urban migrants Moved to cities in the 1890s.
Skyscrapers 10-Story buildings had steel frames and used artistic designs to magnify their imposing height.
Mass transit Public systems that could carry large numbers of people fairly inexpensively.
Suburs They built housing in the cleaner, quieter perimeter.
Tenements Low-cost multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families as possible.
Gilded Age The new lifestyle that middle-class Americans adopted during this period.
Conspicuous Consumerism Which people wanted and bought the many new products on the market.
Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 law that prohibited the immigration laborers.
Mass Culture Household gadgets, toys, and food preferences often the same from house to house.
Vaudeville Shows were a medley of musical drama, songs, and off-color comedy.
Created by: phumphrey12