an island in New York harbor that was an entry point for immigrants coming to the United States between 1892 and 1954
an island in the San Francisco bay that was an entry point for many Asian immigrants to the United States beginning in 1910
Chinese Exclusion Act
law that banned Chinese immigration for 10 years declaring that no Chinese people already in the United States could become citizens
neighborhood center staffed by professionals and volunteers for education, recreation, and social activities in poor areas
(1860-1935) American social worker and activist; she was the co-founder of Hull House, an organization that focused on the needs of immigrants. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.
Tweed, William Marcy
(1823-1878) American politician, he gained control of New York City's Tammany Hall became known as Boss Tweed. He was convicted of stealing from the New York City treasury.
1840-1902) American political cartoonist; he helped turn public attention to the corruption of Tammany Hall and Boss Tweed.
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
states. some people wanted to teach the newcomers american ways to help them assimilate into american society. school and voluntary organizations taught immigrants English literacy skill and subjects needed for citizenship. such as american history and government.