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Jarek Chapt. 5 Vocab

TermDefinition
new immigrants european immigrants who arrives in the US in a great wave between 1880 and 1920
steerage the worst accommodations on the ship
ellis island island that served as an immigrants station for millions of immigrants that arrive in the US
angel island immigrant station that open in San Francisco Bay in 1910
americanization assimilating immigrants into America society would make them loyal citizens
melting pot society of different nationalities come together to make one culture
nativism belief that native born Americans were superior to newcomers
Chinese exclusion act 1882 law that prohibited the immigrants of Chinese labor
urbanization expansion of cities or increase the number of people living in them
rural-to-urban migrants person who move from an agricultural area to a city
skyscrapers very tall buildings
mass transit public system that could carry large number of people fairly inexpensively
suburbs residental areas surrounding a city
tenements multifamily housing designed to squeeze in as many families a possible
gilded age describe the post reconstruction era which was characterized by a facade of prosperity
conspicuous consumerism people wanted and bought the many new products on the market
mass culture similar cultural patterns in a society as a result of the spread of transportation
vaudeville type of show that became popular in the late 19th century
Created by: jarekboyd