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Chapter IV Vocab.

"New" Immigrants immigrants that came to the United States between 1880 and 1920
Steerage third-class accommodations on a dirty
Ellis Island an island in New York Harbor that served as a station for millions of immigrants
Angel Island immigrant processing station that opened in San Francisco bay in 1910
Americanization belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal citizens
Melting Pot society in which many different nationalities come together to make one culture
Nativism belief that native born white Americans are superior to newcomers
Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers
Urbanization taking on the characteristics of a city
Rural-to-Urban migrant a person who moves from an agricultural area to the a city
Skyscraper a very tall building
Mass Transit pubic transportation systems that carry large numbers of people
Suburb residential areas surrounding a city
Tenement multistory building that's divided into apartments made to house many families at once
Gilded Age term used to describe the post-Reconstruction era
Conspicuous consumerism purchasing of goods and services for the purpose for the purpose of impressing others
Mass Culture similar cultural patterns in a society as a result of the spread of transportation
Vaudeville a type of show including dancing, singing, and comedy sketches that became popular in the late nineteenth century
Created by: mitchin28