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Chapter5 Immigration

Chapter 5

TermDefinition
1) "new" immigrants Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe; increased during WWI
2) steerage third-class accommodations on a steamship; overcrowded and dirty
3) Ellis Island island in New York Harbor that served as an immigration station
4) Angel Island immigrant processing station that opened in San Francisco Bay in 1910
5) Americanization helped newcomers learn English and adopt American dress and diet
6) melting pot white people of all different nationalities blended to create a single culture
7) nativism belief that native-born white Americans are superior to newcomers
8) Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers
9) urbanization the number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically
10) rural-to-urban migrant a person who moves from an agricultural area to a city
11) skyscraper tall buildings made of steel frames; provided room in cities
12) mass transit public systems that could carry large numbers of people fairly inexpensively
13) suburb cleaner, quieter perimeter
14) tenement low-cost multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families as possible
15) Gilded Age describes post-reconstruction era
16) conspicuous consumerism purchasing of goods for the purpose of impressing others
17) mass culture similar cultural patterns in a society as a result of the spread of transportation, communication, and advertising
18) vaudeville type of show, that became popular in the late 19th century
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