Chapter 15 Learning Objectives

To analyze the economic, social, and political effects of immigration and to understand the immigrant experience.

SECTION 1 "The New Immigrants"
  1. Identify immigrants' countries of origin. Describe the journey immigrants endured and their experiences at United States immigration stations. Immigrant_Pic_1
  2. Examine the causes and effects of the nativists' anti-immigrant sentiments.

SECTION 2 "The Challenges of Urbanization"
  1. Describe the movement of immigrants to cities and the opportunities they found there.
  2. Explain how cities dealt with housing, transportation, sanitation, and safety issues.
  3. Describe some of the organizations and people who offered help to urban immigrants.

SECTION 3 "Politics in the Gilded Age"
  1. Explain the role of political machines and political bosses.
  2. Describe how some politicians' greed and fraud cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
  3. Describe the measures taken by presidents Hayes, Garfield, and Arthur to reform the spoils system.
  4. Explain the positions taken by presidents Cleveland, Harrison, and McKinley on the tariff issue.

Chapter 15 Power Point Presentations How_the_Other_Half_Lives

Chapter 15 Assignments:

In-Class Assignments
Readings are due the next school day, unless otherwise noted
Homework Assignments
Assignments are due the next school day, unless otherwise noted
  • Discuss Immigration and Urbanization
  • Begin watching "Metropolis" from America: The Story of Us
  • Complete worksheet as you view "Metropolis"
  • Read Sections 15-1 and 15-2
  • No homework assignment
  • Finish viewing America: The Story of Us
  • Discuss political machines and civil service reform
  • Read Section 15-3
  • No homework assignment

Chapter 15 Study Terms:

  • Ellis Island
  • Nativism
  • Chinese Exclusion Act
  • Gentleman's Agreement
  • Americanization Movement
  • Tenement Houses (Row Houses)
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire (From video and Ch 14)
  • Social Gospel Movement
  • Settlement Houses
  • Hull House / Jane Addams
  • Political Machines
  • Graft
  • Tammany Hall / Boss Tweed
  • Patronage
  • Civil Service Reform
  • Stalwarts
  • Pendleton Civil Service Act
  • President Garfield
  • President Arthur
  • President Harrison