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Ch. 7 Vocab

Vocab

TermDefinition
Tenement An apartment that is usually overcrowded and run down.
Ellis Island The first stop for immigrants coming from Europe.
Angel Island The first stop for immigrants coming from Asia.
Steamship An engine vessel powered by steam.
Steerage Lowest part of ship for the poor immigrants.
Statue of Liberty A statue for freedom in New York Harbor.
Kissing Post Where families would meet each other.
Jane Addams Jane Addams founded Chicago's Hull House along with Ellen Gates Starr.
Hull House A settlement house in the US that was confounded in 1889 by Jane Adams and Ellen Gates Starr.
Melting Pot A place where cultures blend.
Chinese Exclusion Act Banned Chinese immigration for ten years.
Joseph Pulitzer One of the newspaper tycoons that lowered the money for newspapers.
William Randolph Hearst One of the newspaper tycoons that lowered newspaper money.
Urbanization Growth of cities resulting from industrialization
Vaudville A form of live stage entertainment with a mixture of songs, dance and comedy
Ragtime A blend of African-American songs and European musical forms
Mail-Order Catalog A publication that contains pictures and descriptions of items so that people can order by mail
Created by: 1964661020