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Majority of these immigrants came to the U.S. from northern Europe in the mid 1800s. Most were Protestants and many were skilled workers.
Majority of these immigrants came to the U.S. from southern and eastern Europe in the late 1800s. They came from many different cultural and religious backgrounds and eager for job opportunities created by industrialization.
area below a ship's deck where steerage mechanisms were located
poorly built, overcrowded apartment buildings
workplaces where workers (often immigrants) worked long hours for little pay, in unhealthy working conditions
Chinese Exclusion Act
banned Chinese people from immigrating to the U.S. for 10 years
neighborhood centers in poor areas that offered education, recreation, and social activities
famous settlement house in a poor Chicago neighborhood created by Jane Addams
the rapid growth of cities
famous photojournalist who exposed the horrible conditions of New York City tenements
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