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Vocab ch. 5

TermDefinition
"new" immigrant In the 1870's, Irish and Germans were joined by new immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
steerage a part or division of a ship, formerly the part containing the steering apparatus.
Ellis Island an island in upper New York Bay: a former U.S. immigrant examination station.
Angel Island Asian immigrants crossed the Pacific Ocean, arriving in San Francisco Bar and were processed at Angel Island
Americanization programs that help newcomers learn English and adopt american dress and diet
"melting pot" a country, locality, or situation in which a blending of races, peoples, or cultures is taking place.
nativism a belief that native born white Americans were superior to newcomers
Chinese Exclusion Act extreme hostility towards Chinese workers make congress pass the act
urbanization a number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically
rural-to-urban migrants The move from farming to factory
skyscraper 10 story and taller buildings had steel frames and office space in cities that had no room left on the ground
Mass transit public systems that could carry large numbers of people fairly inexpensively
suburbs housing that were built in the cleaner and quieter part of town
tenments low-cost multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families as possible
Gilded Age the last decades of the nineteenth century
conspicuous consumerism people wanted and bought the many new products on the market
mass culture household gadgets, toys and food preference were often the same from house to house
Vaudeville shows that were a medley of musical drama, songs, and off color comedy
Created by: LRoss33