life at the turn at the century

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New Immigrant

southern and eastern European immigrants that came to American cities in the 1890's.

angel island

used as an immigration station

Gentlemen's Agreement

an agreement between two parties

Jane Addams

a settlement worker

William Marcy Tweed

a democratic politician who played a big role in 19th century politics

populist Party

based among poor white southern farmers

Old Immigrant

an immigrant that came to the united states during the 1820s-1860s

Benevolent Society

Australia first charity

literacy test

A requirement that citizens pass a literacy test in order to register to vote

Americanization

Process of assimilating immigrants into American culture by teaching English, American history, and citizenship

Thomas Nast

United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)

Ellis Island

Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the East Coast

Chinese Exclusion Act

(1882) Denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country while allowing students and merchants to immigrate.

Settlement House

a center in an underprivileged area that provides community services

Social Gospel

movement that urged Christians to social service

National Grange

social and educational organization for farmers

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