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AMH 2.4 immigrants

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"new" immigrants Southern and Eastern Europeans immigrants who arrived in the U.S. in a great wave between 1880 and 1920
steerage Third-class accommodations on a steamship
Ellis Island Island in New York Harbor that served as an immigration station for millions of immigrants arriving to the U.S.
Angel Island Immigrant processing station that opened in San Francisco Bay in 1910
Americanization Belief that assimilating immigrants into America society would make them more loyal citizens
"melting pot" Society in which people of different nationalities assimilate to form one culture
nativism Inclination to favor native inhabitants as opposed to immigrants
Chinese Exclusion act 1882 law that prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers
Created by: A. Shearer