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>>Grade 6 Module 5 Immigrants and Urban Life Lesson 1

old immigrants people who arrived from northern Europe in the mid-1800s
new immigrants people who arrived from southern and eastern Europe in the late 1800s
steerage an area below a ship's deck where immigrants often traveled
benevolent societies organizations that offered help to immigrant families
sweatshops workplaces in small shops with poor working conditions and low pay
tenements poorly built, overcrowded apartment buildings
Chinese Exclusion Act law banning immigration by Chinese people for ten years
Where did most of the new immigrants come from? southern and eastern Europe
Where did many European immigrants enter the United States? Ellis Island in New York City Harbor
Where did many immigrants enter the United States from the West Coast? Angel Island near San Francisco, California
Where did many Mexican immigrants enter the United States? El Paso, Texas
Why did many immigrants have to take low-paying jobs in sweatshops? they lacked the needed skillls to work else where
What was the purpose of the Chinese Exclusion Act? to ban immigrantion from China