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Ch. 5

Chapter 5

TermDefinition
1. "new" immigrant Southern and Eastern European immigrants who arrived in the United States between 1880 and 1920
2. steerage worst place on the ship, lower deck with no private private cabins, crowded and dirty
3. Ellis Island island in New York Harbor where immigrants stayed after arriving to the United States
4. Angel Island opened in 1910 and was designed to filter out Chinese Immigrants
5. Americanization belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal citizens
6. "melting pot" people from different nationalities came together to form one culture
7. nativism belief that native-born white Americans are superior to newcomers
8. Chinese Exclusion Act 1882 law that prohibited the immigrants of Chinese laborers
9. urbanization number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically
10. rural-to-urban migration a person who moves from an agricultural area to a city
11. skyscraper very tall building
12. mass transit public transportation systems that carry large groups of people
13. suburb residential area surrounding a city
14. tenement big building dividing into apartments to house many people
15. Gilded Age term Mark Twain came up with to describe the post-Recontruction era
16. conspicuous consumerism people wanted and bought the many new products on the market
17. mass culture similar culture patterns in a society as a result of transportation, communication, and advertising
18. vaudeville type of show that became popular in the late nineteenth century ( dancing, singing, comedy sketches)
Created by: K_Higgins01