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Chapter 4 Vocab

TermDefinition
1.Nativism Hostility toward immigrants by native born people
2.Skyscraper A very tall building
3.Tenement Multifamily apartments that are crowded and barely livable
4.Political Machine an organization linked to a political party that often controlled local government
5.Party Boss the person in control of a political machine
6.Graft dishonorable use of money by using bribes
7.Individualism belief that no matter what background or ethnicity, a person can still achieve success through effort
8.Social Darwinism Theory of survival of the fittest
9.Philanthropy providing money to support humanitarian or social groups
10.Settlement House Public buildings designated with service care like libraries and medical centers
11.Americantization process of making someone more American
12.Populism political movement that supported free coinage of silver
13.Greenbacks unit of paper currency
14.Inflation ongoing increase in prices and loss in the value of money
15.Graduated income tax tax based on how much profit and taxes you are already receiving
16.Deflation on going decrease in pricing and increase in money value
17.Cooperatives store where farmers buy products from each other
18.Poll Tax tax that is required to pay to vote
19.Segregation the separation or isolation of a group, race, or culture
20.Jim Crow Laws statuses enacted to enforce segregation
21.Lynch to execute by hanging without lawful approval
Created by: ThaFates