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Glossary of American History Chapter 15 Vocab

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most basic and cheapest accomidations on a steamship
steerage
An extreme dislike for immigrants by native-born people ana desire to limit immigration
Nativism
Tall steel framed buildings
skyscrapers
Dark and crowded multi-family apartments
tenements
an informal political group designed to gain and keep power, came about partly because cities had grown much faster than ther governments
Political Machine
Ran political machines
Party Bosses
Getting money through dishonest or questionable means
Graft
using the wealthy to further social programs
philanthropy
kind of theater that had hodgepodge animal acts, acrobats, gymnasts, and dancers
vaudeville
kind of music that echoed the hectic pace of city life
ragtime
Criticism of industrial society that also appeared in a new style of writing
naturalism
establishments where middle class residents lived and helped poor residents, mostly immigrants
settlement houses
When children became knowledgable about American culture
Americanization

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