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Immigration Vocab.

TermDefinition
Urbinization Growth of cities resulting from industrialization.
Tenement An apartment building that is usually run down and over crowded.
Slum A thickly populated, run-down, squalid part of a city, inhabited by poor people.
Social Gospel A movement aimed at improving the lives of the poor.
Jane Addams Was a pioneer, settlement social worker, public philosipher, sociologist, author, and leader in wemon's suffrage and world peace.
Hull House Founded in 1889, a model for other settlement houses at the time.
Ellis Island The first stop in the U.S. for most immigrants coming from Europe.
Melting Pot A place where cultures blend.
Assimilation the process of blending into society.
Angel Island The first stop in the U.S. for most immigrants coming from Asia.
Chinese Exclusion Act enacted in 1882, this law banned Chinese immigration for years.
Booker T. Washington Was an U.S. educator who was born a slave but became educated, and founded a college at Tuskegee AL.
Mass Culture A common culture experiaced by large numbers of people.
Department Store A store that sells anything from clothing to furniture to hardware.
Mail- Order Catalogs A publication that contains pictures of items so the people can order by mail.
Leusure Free time.
Ragtime A blend of African American songs and European songs form.
Statue Of Liberty A large monumental statue symbolizing Liberty on Liberty Island in New York Bay.
Deatainee A person held in custody, especially for political reasons.
Ticket Office An office or kiosk where tickets are sold for entertainment events, or travel accomadations.
Money Exchange When immigrants would trade their money for American dollars.
Kissing Post A post on Ellis Island where families would reunite.
Steam Ship A ship that runs on steam.
Plessy vs. Fergison When railroads sued each other.
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