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Terms and facts about immigration in the late 1800's

Between 1895 and 1914 most immigrants came from: Southern and Eastern Europe
Chinese Exclusion Act Prohibited Chinese workers from entering the U.S. for 10 years.
Patchwork quilt When ethnic groups maintain their cultural identity while forming a part of the main culture
Melting pot When ethnic groups combine and blend to become one culture
emigrate means to leave one's homeland to live in another country
Ethnic group minorities that speak a different language or follow different customs from most people in a country.
Assimilate To become part of something, such as part of a country's culture
Steerage lower part of a ship ; where most immigrants travelled.
Ellis Island Processing center for most immigrants arriving on the East coast.
Nativist Someone who wanted to restrict the rights of new immigrants
Reasons immigrants came to America Hope for better opportunities Religious freedom Adventure Escape from oppressive government
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