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What does the term gilded mean?
Full of riches and opportunities
Gaining new land
Covered in a thin layer of gold
Made of solid gold
What are some reasons why immigrants came to America during the Gilded Age? (Select all that apply)
to find jobs
to escape famine
to escape persecution
to be able to vote
What was Ellis Island?
A settlement house for immigrants
A check-in-station for immigrants coming to America
A court case that allowed segregation in public facilities
A theory that the rich are rich because they're better, and the poor are poor because they are worse
Which of the following is NOT a challenge that immigrants faced when coming to America during the Gilded Age?
What were tenement houses?
Large public buildings designed for the rich
Community centers to help poor people
Small, cramped apartments for poor people
Check-in-stations for immigrants coming to America
What did the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 do?
Increased the number of Chinese immigrants
Prohibited work-seeking Chinese from entering the U.S.
Prohibited Chinese immigrants from leaving the U.S.
Prohibited immigrants from entering the U.S.
During the Great Migration, many African Americans moved from the _______ to __________.
North to the South
East to the West
South to the North
West to the East
Which of the following is the best definition of Social Darwinism?
A theory that the rich are rich because they’re better, and the poor are poor because they’re worse
The belief that helping the poor will help society
A theory that the government should help out the economy in a time of crisis
The idea of the government should stay "hands-off" in the economy
How did railroads help industrialize America from 1850 to 1900? (Select all that apply)
transported people and ideas
transported goods to new markets
transported new immigrants to America
transported raw materials
Many immigrants who first came to American moved into what type of living space?