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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Social Studies

emigrate leave homeland due to economic hardship
ethnic group people who share a common culture or heritage
steerage cramped quarters on the lower decks of ships
recruit a person that someone is trying to sign up
assimilate become part of a larger group
nativist people who have opposed immigration since the 1830's
urban thickly populated city or town
tenements a building in which several families rent rooms
slums poor, run-down urban neighborhoods
middle class people who enjoy a comfortable life but not great wealth
suburbs residential areas that sprang up outside city centers
settlement house establishments that offer many types of assistance to the poor
skyscrapers very tall buildings
land-grant college schools started by states
yellow journalism a writing style where reporters exaggerate the dramatic or shocking aspects of stories
spectator sport games watched for enjoyment in one's free time
vaudeville shows featuring dancing, singing, comedy, and magic acts
jazz music that combines elements of work songs, gospel music, spirituals, and African rhythms in a new and exciting mix
ragtime music that features a shifting of the usual musical accent
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