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1870-1910 Immigration

Where were the "new" immigrants from? southern and eastern Europe
steerage a large open area beneath a ship's deck, often used to house traveling immigrants the part of a ship providing accommodations for passengers with the cheapest tickets
Ellis Island the New York Harbor that opened in 1892 where the majority of European immigrants arrived; where immigrants were given a medical examination and only allowed in if they were healthy
Angel Island San Francisco Bay immigration station where Asian immigrants, mainly Chinese, entered into this country
What is Americanization? A process that was designed to teach immigrants how to dress, speak, and act like other Americans. This was one through the schools.
nativism movement based on hostility to immigrants; motivated by ethnic tensions and religious bias
immigrant a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there
emmigrant a person who leaves a country or region to live elsewhere
tenements poorly built, low cost, multifamily, overcrowded housing where many immigrants lived
cholera a dangerous illness from drinking contaminated water that reached epidemic proportions several times in the late 1800's
assimilate to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own; to adapt fully
The Gilded Age a description of the late 1800s by Mark Twain in which he depicted American society as "having a rotten core covered with gold paint."
How would you describe "mass culture"? A phenomenon that happened at the turn of the century by which the rich and the poor began to wear the same styled clothing, although of different quality, and many of the households have the same gadgets.
vaudeville a show of drama, music and "off-color" comedy
urbanization a time when the number of cities and people living in them increased dramatically
mass transit public systems that could carry large numbers of people fairly inexpensively
skyscrapers tall buildings made of steel in larger cities
retail related to buying and selling of goods
leisure use of free time for enjoyment, some thing that is done for amusement
recruit to find people suitable to fill jobs in a company or an organization
What is the sanitation department for? To keep living environments clean and healthy by removing waste
Created by: Ms. Marshall