Social Studies Immigration Vocabulary
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Migration to a new location
European immigrants were processed upon arrival
California proccesing station for Asian immigrants
The belief that no new immigrants should be allowed in U.S.
The New Colossus
Poem by Emma Lazarus inscribed on the base of the Statue of Liberty
Salad Bowl Theory
The theory that cultures mix but retain uniqueness
Melting Pot Theory
When people form other cultures assimilate to the point where their original identities and culture disappear- they become a uniform culture
A person who has to leave his or her country to find safety
A poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group linked together by economic hardship and social restrictions
A building in which several families rent rooms or apartments, often with little sanitation or safety
A large open area beneath a ship's deck, often used to house traveling immigrants
A mass of immigrants who enter the US at certain times
Moving from place to place
A person who lives in a particular place
A person who leaves a country or region to live elsewhere.
Irish crop failures caused many immigrants to immigrate to America
Government supported attacks against Jews in Russia
Left homeless in a foreign country by war
A person born in another country who has been granted citizenship
Natural-born-citizen (Law of Soil)
If you are born in U.S., you are automatically a citizen
Belonging to a foreign country or nation
A legal process to obtain citizenship
Immigration and Naturalization Services
An agency of the Department of Justice responsible for enforcing the laws regulating the admission of foreigners to the United States
Referring to a certain culture group such as race or national origin
Only a certain number of immigrants can enter the country each year
A limit on the amount of immigrants
A periodic and official count of a country's population
To blend in or adapt to a new culture
Blending into a new culture while retaining your original cultural traits as well
A wide variety of cultures.
A condition in which many cultures coexist within a society and maintain their cultural differences.
Woman who wrote the poem, "The New Colossus," whose words were hung in the Statue of Liberty.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country while allowing students and merchants to immigrate.
An increase in the percentage and in the number of people living in urban settlements.
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
Community centers in slum neighborhoods that provided assistance in the area
This agreement was to stop Japanese workers from coming into the U.S.
Novels that were quite cheap
The requirement that children attend school up to a certain age
A type of inexpensive variety show that first appeared in the 1870s, often consisting of comic sketches, song-and-dance routines, and magic acts.
City ordinances require construction standards be met when buildings are being built
A very tall building with many stories.
A type of music featuring melodies with shifting accents over a steady, marching-band beat; originated among black musicians in the South and Midwest in the 1880s.
A mode or representation that attempts a one to one correspondence between reality and the work of art.