People from southern and eastern Europe who came to the US to escape poverty or persecution
Religious and nonreligious organizations formed to help immigrants in sickness, unemployment, and death
Chinese Exclusion Act
Denied citizenship in the US to people born in China and prohibited the immigration of Chinese laborers.
Immigration Restriction League
Anti-immigration organization founded in 1894 by wealthy Bostonians that sought to impose literacy tests on all immigrants
President who vetoed anti-immigrations legislations and stating that they were illiberal
Forms of public transportation such as electric commuter trains, subways and trolley cars that expanded cities outward.
Behavior labeled by social scientist Thorstein Veblen where the newly rich spent their money freely to show off their wealth.
Community service centers established by reformers to confront the problem of urban poverty.
Woman at the front of the settlement house movement. Her goals were to provide educational and cultural opportunities to the poor and to improve their living conditions. Founded Hull House.
Janie Porter Barrett
African American teacher who founded one of the 1st African American Settlement houses: the Locust Street Settlements
Organized People's Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan according to the social gospel and became a unitarian minister
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
French word meaning light play. Variety show that featured a wide selection of short performances.
New form of music performed in vaudeville shows created by African American artists in the 1890s
Education reformer and philosopher who opened a Laboratory school at the University of Chicago that emphasized art, history and science.
City Beautiful movement
Movement inspired by the completion of Central Park. Called for inclusion of parks and attractive boulevards in city designs.
Football player at Yale in the 1780s who established many of the rules and principles of the game.
Physical Educator who invented the game of basketball in 1891 while trying to find something to occupy of group of unruly students.