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Old immigrants
most of them were protestants from northwestern Europe.
new immigrants
70% of them were from southern or eastern Europe.
Steerage
Most traveled in the poorest accommodations.
Benevolent societies
to help immigrants in cases of sickness unemployment and death.
Denis Kearney
the partys leader was himself an Irish immigrant.
Chinese Exclusion Act
which denied citizenship to people born in China and prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers.
Immigration Restriction League
sought to impose a literacy test on all immigrants.
Grover Cleveland
vetoed it, calling it illiberal, narrow, and un- American.
Skyscrapers
is a large multistory buildings.
Elisha Otis
developed a mechanized elevator.
Mass transit
extended U.S. cities outward.
Suburbs
residential neighborhoods on the outskirts of a city.
nouveau Riche
a french term meaning newly rich
conspicuous consumption
social scientist thorstein veblen labeled this behavior
tenements
poorly built apartment buildings
settlement houses
community services centers in poor neighborhoods
Jane addams
was at the forefront of the american settlement-house movement.
Janie porter barrett
founded the first african american settlement houses
Social Gospel
Which called for people to apply Christian principles to address social problems.
Caroline Bartlett
Organized people's church in Kalamazoo Michigan according to the social gospel.
Compulsory education laws
laws requiring parents to send children to school.
John Dewey
Laboratory school
Yellow journalism
sensational reporting
Frederick Law Olmsted
designed central park in new york city.
City beautiful movement
the movement adopted a number of ideas from a British planning movement.
Walter Camp
played football for Yale during the late 1870's.
James Naismith
physical educator in Springfield Massachusetts.
Edwin Booth
proved to be one of the most popular attractions of the 1860s and 1870s.
vaudeville
the French word for light pay was a type of variety show that featured a wide section.
Ragtime
proved popular with audiences.
Scott Joplin
was born into a family of musicians from East Texas in 1868.