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Ch. 5 Vocabulary

Ch. 5 vocab for mrs. hunt

1. New Immigrant a great amount of Southern and Eastern European immigrants who arrived between 1880-1920
2. Steerage the overcrowded and dirty accommodations on a steamboat
3. Ellis Island immigration station on an island in the bay of New York where millions of immigrants came to America
4. Angel Island immigration station in San Francisco during 1910
5. Americanization belief that immigrants came to the American society would make them more loyal citizens
6. "Melting Pot" people of different nations come together to form one culture
7. Nativism belief that people born in America were superior to newcomers
8. Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, a law that refused to let Chinese laborers immigrants into the United States
9. Urbanization an increase of people living in cities which led to an expansion
10. Rural-to-Urban-Migrant person who moves from land and farming regions to industrial city regions
11. Skyscraper a very tall building
12. Mass Transit public transporting made to carry large numbers of people
13. Suburb areas surrounding a city
14. Tenement apartments that housed as many families as possible
15. Gilded Age Mark Twain's description of post Reconstruction Era which was followed by a time of prosperity
16. Conspicuous Consumerism purchasing goods to impress others
17. Mass Culture cultural patterns as a result of the expansion of transportation, communication, and advertising
18. Vaudeville popular shows of the 19th century including dancing, singing, and sketches