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Chapter 5

Chapter 5 Vocab

1.New immigrant Beginning in The 1880s,southern and eastern european immigrants started to arrive in the U.S.
2.Steerage The worst accommidations on a ship,in lower decks with no private cabins,crowded and dirty.
3.Ellis Island Island in new york harbor, where the immargrants started being proccessed in 1892.
4.Angel Island. where Chinese and other Asian immigrants were processed in San Francisco Bay
5.Americanization In settlement houses,these programs were ran to help newcomers learn english,and adopt american dress and diet.
6.Melting Pot White people of all different nationalitys blended together to creat a single culture.
7.Nativism A belief that native-born white americans were superior to newcomers.
8.Chinese Exclusion Act In 1882, the act prohibited immigration by chinese laborers.
9.Urbanization Number of citites and people living in the citites increased dramatically.
10.Rural-to-urban migrants A person who moves from a agricultural area the city.
11.Skyscrapers A 10 story or taller building.(VERY BIG)
12.Mass Tansit Public systems that could carry large number of people failry inexpensivley.
13.Suburbs The cleaner,quiter,residential areas surrounding a city.
14.Tenements Low-cost multifamily housing designed to sueeze in as many families as possible.
15.Gilded Age Last decades of the nineteenth century,middle class americans adopted a new lifestyle during this.
16.Conspicuous Consumerism People wanted and bought the many nre products on the market.
17.Mass Culture Household gadgets,toys,and food prefrences were often the same from house to house.
18.Vaudeville Shows that include a medley of musical drama,songs, and off color comedy.
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