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chapter 5 1865-1914

TermDefinition
"new" immigrant immigrants from southern and eastern Europe who arrived in the U.S. in a wave between 1880 and 1920
steerage third-class accommodations on a steamship which were always over crowded and dirty
Ellis Island an island in the New York Harbor that was used as an immigration station for the millions of immigrants arriving to the U.S.
Angel Island immigrant processing station that opened in San Francisco Bay in 1910`
Americanization the belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal citizens
"melting pot" society made up of people from different nationalities to form one culture
nativism belief that native born white Americans are better than newcomers
Chinese Exclusion Act law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers in 1882
urbanization expansion of cities, or the number of people living in them increasing
rural-to-urban migrant a person who moves from an agricultural area to a city
skyscraper a very tall building
mass transit public transportation systems that carry large numbers of people
suburb residential places surrounding a city
tenement multistory buildings divided into apartments so it can fit as many families as possible
Gilded Age term coined by Mark Twain to describe the post reconstruction era which was described as a fa├žade of prosperity
Conspicuous Consumerism buying goods and services for the purpose of impressing others
mass culture similar cultural patterns in a society as a result of the spread of transportation, communication, and advertising
vaudeville type of show that includes dancing, singing, and comedy sketches that became popular in the late 1900's
Created by: alliepeyton47