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Ch. 12 Immigrants, Labor, Cities
This quizlet will go over key topics in ch. 12. Many of these topics will be covered in the test.
Terms in this set (11)
The continent where most immigrants came from in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
A person born or naturalized into a country, who is entitled to the rights provided by its government.
A refusal to work in order to force an employer to agree to demands.
A period of rapid growth in population or economic activity.
People who work for hourly wages, usually in jobs that require physical labor.
An area near the Mississippi River in what is now downtown Minneapolis.
Most people here came from Slovakia.
Most men worked in the mills and lumberyards.
Most women worked at home cleaning and cooking.
Many immigrants would change their names to sound more American. This is also known as assimilation.
Stefan Jakub and his family changed their last name to Jacobs.
Dangerous machinery, poor air quality, no safety regulations, low wages, and long hours.
Many workers in the Iron Mines would work up to 14 hour days. With all that work they would only make $1.65 a day.
Their jobs were dangerous and many workers would get injured daily.
Due to the poor conditions workers came together and created a labor union.
A natural resource most commonly found in Northern Minnesota. The mining of Iron would allow many steel products to be created to help make buildings and infrastructure.
An organization of workers that tries to improve working conditions, wages, and benefits for its members. This was commonly found throughout the chapter with the Iron Workers as they wanted better wages and to work less hours.
Minnesota Pull Factors
Reasons why immigrants migrated to Minnesota:
Family was located in Minnesota.
Climate and land was similar to what it was in their original country.
There were better and more opportunities for a job.
There was more equality in Minnesota.
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