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1. "New" immigrants Unskilled, poor, catholic or Jewish immigrants who came to america after World War 1. (usually settled in cities)
2. steerage Crowded, dirty cabins on ships immigrants stayed in to immigrate to America.
3. Ellis Island Where immigrate from Europe would stop and be inspected to see if they met the requirements to enter the country. (New York)
4. Angel Island Where immigrants where inspected who had crossed the Pacific Ocean. Mostly used to separate Chinese.
5. Americanization Programs set up to help immigrants learn English, and American dress and diet.
6. "Melting Pot" Where white people of all different cultures blended to create one big culture.
7. Nativism A belief that naturally born Americans were superior and the dominate race.
8. Chinese Exclusion Act Took away most rights from the Chinese and most specially their naturalization rights.
9. Urbanization A quick boost in the amount of cities and people living within them.
10. Rural-to-Urban migrant People moved from the country side or rural areas to big cities.
11. Skyscaper A building made out of steel that is ten stories or taller.
12. Mass Transit Public systems like trains and buses that could transport a large number of people for less money.
13. Suburb A cleaner, quieter perimeter right outside of the city for people who could afford the transit.
14. Tenements Cheap housing that was used to try to fit as many families into a household as possible.
15. Gilded Age New lifestyle in 1873 of shopping, sports, and reading popular magazines. (helped shape how we are today)
16. Conspicuous Consumerism Where people wanted to buy everything new that was coming out. The latest and greatest.
17. Mass Culture Phenomenon where the rich and poor had/wanted the same things like clothing and food preferences. One BIG culture.
18. Vaudeville shows A mixture of musical drama, songs, and off-color comedy.
Created by: jackmoreland