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migration to a new location
an island in New York Bay that was formerly the principal immigration station for the United States
The immigration station on the west coast where Asian immigrants, mostly Chinese gained admission to the U.S. at San Francisco Bay. Between 1910 and 1940
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
a national organization of labor unions founded in 1886 by Samuel Gompers
Native American group who lived on the Great Plains long before the pioneers arrived
Sioux chief who led the attack on Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn
Battle of Little Big Horn
battle between the US army led by Lieutenant Colenel George Armstrong Custer and Sioux forces lead by Chief Sitting Bull; Sioux slaughtered US army; last victory of the native americans
village in South Dakota. In 1890 it was the site of a massacre of Native North Americans in which between 150 and 370 Sioux people were killed, most of them unarmed.
George A. Custer
United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars. defeated and killed at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876, against a coalition of Native American tribes composed almost exclusively of Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho warriors. "Last Stand"
in Chicago, Pullman cut wages but refused to lower rents in the "company town", Eugene Debs had American Railway Union refuse to use Pullman cars, Debs thrown in jail after being sued, strike achieved nothing
An association of workers, formed to bargain for better working conditions and higher wages.
is the set of activities undertaken by the workforce when they protest against pay or conditions of their employment
Jacob A. Riis
Danish immigrant reporter for the New York Sun who shocked middle class Americans with his account "How the Other Half Lives", a damning indictment of the poverty of the New York slums that profoundly influenced New York City police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt.
The unions' method for having their demands met. Workers stop working until the conditions are met.
Knights of Labor
an American labor organization founded in 1869 to protect the rights of workers
Eugene V. Debs
He was the president and the organizer of the American Railway Union. He organized the Pullman Strike and helped organized the Social Democratic party.