us history chapter 14 (un named)

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traditionally immigrants had come to America for economic opportunity and

religious freedom

rural-to-urban migration wasa primarily motivated by

steady employment

which invention made the building and use of skycrapers feasible


which group of people made up the majority of immigrants to America before 1870

European Protestants

which of the following provided Americanization programs for new immigrants

settlement houses

which of these factors pulled immigrants to the united states

potential employment

how did Ellis Island differ from Angel Island

Immigrants left Ellis Island within hours; they often remained at Angel Island for weeks

zoning laws were desined primarily to

seperate functions within a city

how did mass culture signify a change in American life

Americans became more alike in their purchasing

consumption patterns were most influenced


after the Civil War the cost of living decreased because

technology made manufacturing more efficient

what ws one of the dangers of living in tenement

tenements had few windows and poor sanitation conditions

urban leaders counted on schools to

Americanize new immigrants

how did cities address the problems caused by urban living

governments began to offer services such as mass transit and sanitation

rapid growth of cities


important immigrant processing station

Ellis Island

blended nationalities that create a single culture

"melting pot"

10 story or higher buildings with steel frames


inventor of the elevator

Elisha Otis

public system to move large numbers of people inexpensively

mass transit

the last decades of the 19th century

Gilded Age

similar consumer patterns across society

mass culture

sensationalist publisher

William Randolph Hearst

wrote inspriring novels about sucess in America

Horatio Alger

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