Immigration & Urbanization
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conditions that attracts people to move to a new area
a factor that causes people to leave their homelands and migrate to another region
cramped quarters on a ship's lower decks for passengers paying the lowest fares
Blending of culturally distinct groups into a single group with a common culture and identity
salad bowl theory
The importance of retaining indivual cultural identity while living among others
melting pot theory
The belief that different immigrant groups in the U.S. lose their old identities in America and that a new American identity emerges from the blending of cultures.
chinese exclusion act
Passed in 1882; banned Chinese immigration in US for a total of 10 years because the United States thought of them as a threat. Caused chinese population in America to decrease.
In reference to migration, a law that places maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year
movement of people from rural areas to cities
an unjustifiable attitude toward a group and its members
unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice
These were immigrants that came during the first phase of immigration (1840s) who were usually Irish and German. These people were second generation, which meant that they have assimilated into America, gotten into politics, and opened their own shops. Their position in government and hypocritical nature made them hostile to new immigrants, passing laws against them.
immigrants who had come to the US after the 1880s from southern and eastern europe
people who share a common culture, language, or history
person who wanted to limit immigration and preserve the US for native-born white Protestants
the founder of Hull House, which provided English lessons for immigrants, daycares, and child care classes
Immigration processing center that open in New York Harbor in 1892
Inspection station for immigrants arriving on the West Coast
poorly built, overcrowded housing where many immigrants lived
neighborhood centers in poor areas that offered education, recreation, and social activities
an area within a city containing members of the some ethnic background
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