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vocabulary 2

TermDefinition
New Immigrant immigrants coming from europe such as spain, and italy.
steerage The section of a passenger ship, originally near the rudder, providing the cheapest passenger accommodations.
ellis island an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States
angel island ngel Island is an island in San Francisco Bay that offers expansive views of the San Francisco skyline, the Marin County Headlands and Mount Tamalpais.
Americanization assimilation into American culture
melting pot a pot in which metals or other materials are melted and mixed.
nativism the policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants
chinese of or relating to China or its language, culture, or people.
exclusion act There have been three at Worldcons, two major/one minor, all of which ultimately drew negative responses from fandom.
urbanization the condition of being urbanized
rural to urban migrant People moving from rural (villages) areas of the country into cities.
skyscraper a very tall building of many stories.
mass transit public transportation, esp. in an urban area.
suburb an outlying district of a city, esp. a residential one.
tenement a room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments.
gilded age In United States history, the Gilded Age was the period following roughly from the 1870s to the turn of the twentieth century
conspicuous consumerism is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power — either the buyer’s income or the buyer’s accumulated wealth.
mass culture the culture that is widely disseminated via the mass media
vaudeville a type of entertainment popular chiefly in the US in the early 20th century, featuring a mixture of specialty acts such as burlesque comedy and song and dance.
Created by: demontes06