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1. New Immigrant Immigrants who came in the U.S. from southern and eastern Europe between 1880 and 1920.
2. Steerage Part of the ship were the poor immigrants had to live, usually had unsanitary living conditions.
3. Ellis Island Immigration station in New York where people from Europe came into the U.S.
4. Angel Island Immigrant station in San Francisco where asians came into the U.S. and they were more racist and more strict.
5. Americanization They act of making immigrants assimilate themselves into American Society.
6. "Melting Pot" Society where different races form to make one culture.
7. Nativism Belief that Native born Americans are superior to the immigrants.
8. Chinese Exclusion Act Law passed in 1882 that no more Chinese workers could immigrate to the U.S.
9. Urbanization The rapid growth of a city.
10. Rural-to-Urban Migrant Person who has moved from country to city due to more jobs in city.
11. Skyscraper Tall building
12. Mass Transit Public transportation that can carry large numbers of people at once.
13. Suburb residential areas around a city
14. Tenement Building divided into living spaces for as many as possible.
15. Gilded Age Term meant to describe the reconstruction era.
16. Conspicuos Consumerism Buying something for the purpose of showing off
17. Mass Culture Similar cultural patterns in a society
18. Vaudeville Type of show, including dancing, singing, and other forms of entertainment.
Created by: Brady Crews