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Chapter 7 immigratio

social studies

TermDefinition
Urbanization. Growth of cities resulting from industrialization.
Tenement. An apartment building that is usually run-down and overcrowded.
Slum. a neighborhood with overcrowded and dangerous housing.
Social gospel. A movement aimed at improving the lives of the poor.
Jane Adams. Jane Addams founded Hull House as an “effort to aid in the solu- tion of the social and industrial problems which are [caused] by the modern conditions of life in a great city.”
Hull House. Founded in 1889, a model for other set- tlement houses of the time.
Ellis island. The first stop in the United States 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 United States for most immigrants coming from Asia.
Chinese exclusion act. Enacted in 1882, this law banned Chinese immigration for ten years.
Plessy vs Ferguson. An 1896 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that separation of the races in public accommodations was legal.
Booker T. Washington.
Mass culture. A common culture experienced by large numbers of people.
Department stores. A store that sells everything from clothing to furniture to hardware.
Leisure. Free time.
Ragtime. A blend of African-American songs and European musical forms.
Steamship. A boat powered by steam.
Steerage. Section on boat where there used to be storage.
Statue of liberty. A memorial given to the U.S.A by France.
Detainee. Kept.
Ticket office. Office where you can get tickets.
Money exchange. Ex. I exchanged my euros for dollars.
Kissing post. Place where people kiss.
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