15 terms

Social Studies Chapter 9

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manufacturer
someone who produces goods in a factory.
employer
Someone who has people working for him or her.
labor union
A group of workers in a particular industry or factory who organize to get better working conditions.
strike
A refusal of all the workers in a business to work until the owners meet their demands.
tenement
A crowded, poorly maintained apartment building.
settlement house
A place that offers education, hot meals, and other services to the poor.
social worker
A person who provides services to those in need.
capitol
A building where governments meet and laws are made.
suspension bridge
A bridge that hangs or is suspended, from cables.
skyscraper
A tall building supported by a steel frame.
urban
Of a city.
rural
Of the countryside; including farms, small villages, or unsettled land.
Grange
An organization that helps farmers and rural communities.
reform
A change to make things better.
sweatshop
A factory where workers are paid low wages and work in unhealthy conditions.