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Grange
An association formed by farmers in the last 1800s to make life better for farmers
Populist Party
A political party composed of farmers and union members whose goals was to limit the power of big business.
Agrarian
Having to do with farms, farmers, or the use of land
Rural
Relating to farm areas and life in the country
Jane Addams
Progressive reformer in the settlement house movement who founded the Hull House in Chicago
Settlement Houses
Building in a poor and/or ethnic neighborhood offering social services and educational and recreational activities. An example is Hull House in Chicago.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
The largest industrial disaster in the history of the city of New York, causing the death of 146 garment workers in 1911.
Urban
Relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
Intolerance
Unwillingness to recognize and respect differences in opinions or beliefs
Influx
An arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things
Progressive Era
A movement in the early 1900's that tried to get the government to solve social and economic problems caused by the Industrial Revolution.
Muckrakers
Journalists who expose corruption in politics and big business
Jacob Riis
Muckraking author and photographer of How the Other Half Lives (1890), a shocking description of the New York slums
Upton Sinclair
Muckraking journalist of the Progressive Era; influenced the passage of the 1906 Meat Inspection Act with his novel The Jungle.
Lincoln Steffens
Muckraking journalist; wrote about corruption in government and business in his 1906 novel The Shame of the Cities
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