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History vocab - unit 1

QuestionAnswerSentence
Immigrant a person who moves from the country where he or she was born to another country. My parents are immigrants from Poland.
Old immigration a complex demographic phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States.
New immigration a complex demographic phenomenon that has been a major source of population growth and cultural change throughout much of the history of the United States.
Push factors A reason that forces people to leave their native countries.
Pull factors things that lure people to migrate to a new location.
Nativist A native-born Protestant American who disliked immigrants
Class The division of society into classes. Jane Austen's works deal with class in 18th-century England.
Suburb A residential area at the edge of a city
Tenement an apartnment building with several floors
Sanitation the state of being clean and conducive to health
Settlement house A privately run neighborhood center that provided services for the poor
Political machine A well-organized political party that controls a city government
Party boss a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments. Party bosses have a reputation for corruption.
Grange A farm, especially that of a gentleman farmer.
Cooperative An organization that combined the buying and selling power of a group of farmers
Populist party A group founded in 1892 to support the people politically
Depression an economic state in which business is very bad and many people have no work and are poor. My grandparents lived through the depression of the 1920s.
Created by: VK Vocab