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Unit 3 Urban Society and Progressive Era
Terms in this set (32)
To leave one's home to live somewhere else
Political supporters were rewarded with jobs and favors
To absorb a group into the culture of a larger population
Law that required passing an examination before being given a federal job.
Chinese Exclusion Act
Prohibited Chinese workers from entering the U.S. for 10 years
Sherman Antitrust Act
First federal law created to control trusts and monopolies
An apartment building located in the slums, poor living conditions
Journalists who searched for corruption in politics and big business
Poor, run-down urban neighborhoods
Upton Sinclair "The Jungle"
Led to the government to pass the meat inspection act
Residential areas outside city centers
Direct Election of Senators
Time between Civil War and WWI, Many people living in extravagant wealth, but many more living in terrible poverty.
The right to vote
Institutions located in poor areas of the city to provide services such as medical care, child care, libraries, and English classes
Gave women the right to vote
Early settlement house founded in Chicago in 1889 by Jane Addams. Provided education, health care, and employment aid to poor families - especially immigrants and women
a person working to destroy monopolies and trusts
Artistic movement in which writers and painters sought to show life as it is rather than life as it should be
Policy by Roosevelt that favored fair relationships between companies and workers. Called for government regulation of business.
Literature that emphasizes a specific region and reproduces the speech, behavior, and attitudes of the people who live in that region.
Federal Reserve Act
Law that set up a system of federal banks and gave government the power to control the money supply
Journalism that exploits, distorts, or exaggerates the news to create sensations and attract readers
Clayton Antitrust Act
Strengthened the Sherman Antitrust Act; outlawed certain practices that restricted competition
favoring the interests of native-born people over foreign-born people
Behaving differently, usually unfairly, toward the members of a group.
Prejudice against Jews.
Booker T. Washington
Prominent black American, born into slavery, who believed that racism would end once blacks acquired useful labor skills and proved their economic value to society, was head of the Tuskegee Institute in 1881. His book "Up from Slavery."
W.E.B. Du Bois
Prominent black American, led Niagara Movement which called for equal rights immediately, and helped form NAACP
Mexican American self defense group to provide things such as insurance and legal help
Made it illegal to make, transport, or sell alcohol.
Hands-off government, not interfering
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