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Immigrants And Urbanization
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An immigrant receiving station that opened in 1892, where immigrants were given a medical examination and only allowed in if they were healthy.
The immigration station on the west coast where Asian immigrants, mostly Chinese gained admission to the U.S. at San Francisco Bay. Between 1910 and 1940 50k Chinese immigrants entered through Angel Island. Questioning and conditions at Angel Island were much harsher than Ellis Island in New York.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Denied any additional Chinese laborers to enter the country while allowing students and merchants to immigrate. American workers felt threatened by the job competition.
It was an agreement between the United States and Japan that restricted Japanese immigration.
A mixture of people from different cultures and races who blend together by abandoning their native languages and cultures.
Overt favortism toward native born americans.
Growth of cities.
A building in which several families rent rooms or apartments, often with little sanitation or safety.
Social Gospel Movement
A movement emphasizing the application of Christian principles to social problems.
1860-1935. Founder of Settlement House Movement. First American Woman to earn Nobel Peace Prize in 1931 as president of Women's Intenational League for Peace and Freedom.
Education program designed to help immigrants assimilate to American culture.
Transportation system designed to move large numbers of people along fixed routes.
Community centers in slum neighborhoods that provided assistance in the area.
A party organization that recruits members by dispensing patronage.
Illegal use of political influence for personal gain.
A disgraced American politician who was convicted for stealing millions of dollars from New York City taxpayers through political corruption. He was the head of Tammany Hall.
Granting favors or giving contracts or making appointments to office in return for political support.
A system in which government employees are chosen according to their educational qualifications, performance on examinations, and work experience.
Rutherford B. Hayes
He was the Republican President.
James A. Garfield
Second president to ever be assassinated. He was assassinated 6 months after his inauguration.
Chester A. Arthur
Became president after Garfield was assassinated, wanted civil service reform (so that no president would be killed again so as to gain from the spoils system) and also the father of the modern US navy.
Pendleton Civil Service Act
It stated that federal employees could not be required to contribute to campaign funds nor be fired for political reasons.
He tried to lower tariff rates but the Congress refuses to support him.
He was a Republican; signed the McKinley Tariff and the Sherman Anti-Trust Act.
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