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Conditions that drive people to leave their countries and move to a new area.
Conditions that attract immigrants to a new area.
The rapid growth of city populations.
A tall, city building with many floors supported by a lightweight steel frame.
Small, crowded city apartment buildings where the poor lived.
Laws that set standards for construction and safety in many city buildings.
A center that offered services to the poor in cities. Settlement houses often helped immigrants become more "Americanized".
Leading figure of the settlement house movement; opened her own settlement house called Hull House.
An international charity that offered food, clothing and shelter to the homeless.
Organized, violent attacks on Jewish villages in Europe.
Airless rooms below the deck of a ship, normally reserved for cattle, in which immigrants often travelled.
Receiving station in New York City for immigrants arriving from Europe.
Receiving station near San Francisco for immigrants from Asia.
The process of immigrants blending their culture into a new culture ("melting pot").
The process of immigrants adapting to a new culture but still holding onto their own traditions ("salad bowl").
Americans who sought to limit immigration and preserve the country for white, native-born American citizens.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Law passed in 1882 that prevented Chinese laborers (workers) from entering the U.S.
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