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Push Factors

conditions that drive people from their homes

Pull Factors

conditions that attract immigrants to a new area

Pogrom

organized attacks on Jewish villages

Steerage

the airless rooms below the deck

Statue of Liberty

a sign of freedom to immigrants

Acculturation

the process of holding on to older traditions while adapting to a new culture

Nativist

sought to limit immigration and preserve the country for native-born white Protestants

Chinese Exclusion Act

kept the Chinese from coming into the country and kept the Chinese already in the country from becoming citizens

Urbanization

the movement of population from farms to cities

Tenement

small apartments

Building Code

standards for construction and safety

Social Gospel

a society that helped the poor

Salvation Army

offered food and shelter to the poor

Young Men's Hebrew Association

helped Jewish families preserve their culture

Settlement House

community centers that offered services to the poor

Hull House

an opened settlement house

Sky Scraper

tall buildings with many floors supported by a lightweight steel frame

Suburb

a residential area on or near the outskirt of a city

Department Store

stores sold all kinds of goods in different sections of departments

Vaudeville

a variety show that included comedians song-and-dance routines and acrobats

Ragtime

a new kind of music with lively rhythmic sound

Compulsory Education

required children to attend school

Parochial

church or church sponsered

Chautauqua Society

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Yellow Journalism

sensational reporting style

Dime Novel

low priced papers

Realist

tried to show the harsh life as it was

Local Color

the speech and habits of a particular region