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Poorly built, overcrowded housing where many immigrants lived.


Hot, stuffy workshops in which workers prepare materials for low wages.

Chinese Exclusion Act

A law passed by Congress that banned Chinese from immigrating to the U.S. for 10 years.

Jacob Riis

A journalist and photographer who became famous for exposing the horrible conditions in New York tenements.

Settlement House

A neighborhood center in a poor area in which education, recreation and social activities were provided.


More than _________ immigrants arrived in the U.S. during the 1880s.

Ellis Island

Most Europeans immigrants immigrated through...

Angel Island

Most Chinese immigrants immigrated through...

El Paso

Most Mexican immigrants immigrated through...

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