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Ch. 7 vocab. words

tenement an apartment building that is usually run-down and overcrowded
Ellis Island the first stop i the United States for most immigrants coming from Europe
Angel Island the first coming stop for immigrants coming from Asia
steamship an engine vessel powered by steam
steerage lowest part of the ship for the poor
Statue of Liberty a statue for freedom in New York Harbor
Kissing Post where families would meet each other
Jane Addams founded Chicago's Hull House
Hull House a model for other settlement houses
Melting Pot a place where cultures blend
Chinese Exclusion Act banned Chinese immigration for years
Joseph Pulitzer newspaper tycoon
William Randolph Hearst newspaper tycoon
mail-order ctaalogs included pictures and descriptions of merchandise
Vadeville featured a mixture of song,dance,and comedy
Ragtime a blend of African-American songs and European musical forms;was an important musical form
urbanization a growth of cities resulting from industrialization
social gospel a movement aimed at improving the lives of the poor
political machine an organization that influences enough votes to control a local government
new immigrant a person from southern or eastern Europe who entered the United States after 1900
assimilation the process of blending into society
Jim Crow laws meant to enforce separation of white and black people in public places in the South
segregation separation,especially of races
Plessy v. Ferguson an 1896 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that separation of the races in public accommodations was legal
W.E.B. Du Bois founded the NAACP
NAACP formed in 1909(national association for the advancement of colored people)
mass culture a common culture experienced by large numbers of people
department store a store that sells everything from clothing to furniture to hardware
leisure free time
slum a neighborhood with overcrowded and dangerous housing
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