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immigrant
a person coming to a country
emigrant
a person leaving a country
assimilation
the adoption of a culture
nativist
a person who cares more about native people than immigrants
Chinese Exlusion Act
prohibited all Chinese except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials from entering the U.S.
Gentlemen's Agreement
agreement by the government of Japan to limit Japanese emigration to the U.S.
Pogroms
an organized attack on a group of people
Urbanization
the growth of cities
Tenement
a run-down apartment building
Settlement House
community center providing assistance to residents, mostly immigrants in a slum neighborhood
Jane Addams
established settlement houses to help immigrants founder of Chicago's Hull House in 1889
slums
thickly populated neighborhood, dirty, run-down, poor living conditions
Americanize
to make or become American
stereotype
a biased opinion of someone because of their race, religion, or culture
push factor
a factor that makes someone leave their country
pull factor
a factor that encourages someone to come to a country
naturalization
the process of getting citizenship
steerage
a lowest class on a ship - most immigrants traveled in this
ethnic group
a group from a certain country or culture
row houses
a single-family dwelling that shares side walls with other similar houses
ellis island
U.S. immigration center in New York
old immigration
immigration before 1885 - most were from northwestern Europe
new immigration
immigration after 1885 - most were from southeastern Europe
discrimination
treating some people better than others without any fair reasons
Angel Island
west coast U.S. immigration center
Mark Twain
an author who wrote many books like, Huckelberry Finn. Real name was Samuel Clemens.
Realism
the showing of things as they really are in a form of art (realist, not romance)
vaudeville
entertainment that has short performances, including songs, dances, and comedy routines
ragtime
music in which the styles of African American spirituals and European music were blended
Joseph Pulitzer
was owner of the newspaper, "World"
William R. Hearst
owner of the New York public, "Journal"
yellow journalism
exaggeration reporting by the newspapers or magazines to attracrt readers