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Ch. 7 Immigration

TermDefinition
urbanization growth in cities resulting in industrialization
tenement an apartment that is usually run-down and overcrowded
slum a neighborhood that with overcrowded and dangerous housing
social gospel an movement aimed at improving the lives of the poor
Jane Addams founded the Chicago Hull House in 1889 along with Ellen Gates Starr
Hull House founded in 1889 a model for other settlement houses of the time
Ellis Island the first stop for most immigrants coming from Europe
Melting Pot a place where cultures blend
assimilation the process of blending into a society
Angel Island the first stop for many immigrants coming from Asia
Chinese Exclusion Act enacted in 1882 , this law banned Chinese immigration for ten years
Plessy vs. Ferguson a case in 1896 in which the Supreme Court ruled that separation of the races in public accommodations was legal
Booker T. Washington early leader in effort achieve equality
mass culture a common culture experienced by large groups of people
department stores a store that sells everything from clothing to hardware to furniture
mail-order catalogs a publication that contains pictures and descriptions of items so that people can order mail
leisure free time
ragtime a blend of African-American and European musical forms
steamship used to carry cargo and immigrant to and from Ellis Island
steerage where most poor people coming to America as immigrants slept
Stautue of Liberty
detainee
ticket office
money exchange
kissing pot
Created by: 1965120436