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Chapter5_vocablist

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1."new" immigrant Southern and Eastern European immigrants who arrived in the U.S. greatly between 1880-1920
2.Steerage third-class accommodations on a steamship and they were usually overcrowded and dirty
3.Ellis Island served as an immigration station in New York on an island for millions of immigrants arriving in the U.S.
4.Angel Island processing station for immigrants that opened in San Francisco Bay in 1910
5.Americanization belief that putting immigrants into American Society would make them more loyal citizens
6."melting pot" society where people of different nationalities come together to form one culture
7.Nativism belief that native-born white Americans were superior to newcomers
8.Chinese Exclusion Act law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers in 1882
9.Urbanization increase in the number of people living in the cities or the expansion of them
10.Rural-to-urban migrant person who moves from an agriculture area to a city
11.Skyscraper very tall building
12.Mass Transit public transportation systems that carry large numbers of people
13.Suburb residential area that surrounds a city
14.Tenement building with many stories that is divided into apartments to house as many families as possible
15.Conspicuous Consumerism the purchase of goods and services for the purpose of impressing others
16.Mass culture alike cultural patterns in a society as a result of the spread of transportation, communication, and advertising
17.Vaudeville popular type of show in the late nineteenth century that included dancing, singing, and comedy sketches
18.Gilded Age term Mark Twain used to describe the before of the Reconstruction Era characterized by prosperity
Created by: SRichard