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history - life at the turn of the century

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New immigrants
imigrants from europ coming to america
Angel Island
an island in the San Francisco bay that was an entry point for many Asian immigrants to the United States beginning in 1910
Gentlemen's Agreement
pact made between the United States and Japan in which Japan agreed to limit immigration to the U.S., and in exchange President Roosevelt agreed to put pressure on the city of San Francisco to rescind an order that forced children of Japanese parents to attend segregated schools
Jane Addams
was a pioneer settlement worker, founder of Hull House in Chicago, public philosopher
William Marcy Tweed
was an American politician most notable for being the "boss" of Tammany Hall
Populist Party
a political party formed in 1892 that supported free coinage of silver, work reforms, immigration restrictions, and government ownership of railroads and telegraph and telephone systems
old immigrant
immigrant that came over long ago
benevolent society
an aid organization set up by residents of a community to help its immigrants
literacy test
a test that determines a person's ability to read
Americanization
process in which Native Americans were forced to abandon their traditional cultures and adopt the culture of white America
Ellis Island
an island in New York harbor that was an entry point for immigrants coming to the United States between 1892 and 1954
Thomas Nast
was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist who is considered to be the "Father of the American Cartoon".
Chinese Exclusion Act
law that banned Chinese immigration for 10 years declaring that no Chinese people already in the United States could become citizens
settlement house
neighborhood center staffed by professionals and volunteers for education, recreation, and social activities in poor areas
Social Gospel
the idea that religious faith should be expressed through good works
National Grange
a social and educational organization for farmers