Flashcards in Chapter 15 Deck (12):
Island where European immigrants were checked for illnesses and diseases before coming into the US
Asians, mainly Chinese, immigrants passed through this Island to be checked for disease and illnesses
A mixture of people from different cultures and races who blend together by abandoning their native cultures and languages
Favoring the interests of native-born people over foreign-born people
Chinese Exclusion Act
a law, enacted in 1882, that prohibited all Chinese except students, teachers, merchants, tourists, and government officials from entering the US.
A 1907/1908 agreement by the government of Japan to limit Japanese immigration to the US
The Americanization Movement
is the process of which an immigrant assimilates into American society, adopting American views, beliefs, values, and just about everything else while still keeping old foods and religions. In the early 1910’s, Americanization was a requirement by law in 30+ states. There were various programs promoting it, as well.
a room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments.
public transportation, especially in an urban area. Buses, light rails, trains, all of them are a part of the mass transit system
Social gospel movement
is a Protestant Christian intellectual movement that was most prominent in the early 20th century United States and Canada.
an institution in an inner-city area providing educational, recreational, and other social services to the community.