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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


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

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