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SS Vocab 1

Stack for the first social studies vocab quiz of 2016

Robber Baron Businessmen and industrialists like Carnegie and Vanderbilt. They were ruthless capitalists who became wealthy from exploiting natural resources and other unethical things.
Labor Union Workers organized as a group to seek higher wages, improved working conditions, and other benefits.
Strike Workers refusing to work until conditions got better
Nativism/Nativists The belief that if your family had been in America longer, that they were superior to those who hadn’t been there as long. Nativists were people who had been in America a long time.
Collective Bargaining Negotiations between a group of workers and their employer to discuss wages, hours, and conditions
Slums/Tenements Houses intended for the poor, to hold the largest number of families. Six or seven stories high, rooms had no windows or ventilation.
Sweatshops A factory or workshop, usually in the clothing industry, where manual workers are employed at very low wages for long hours and under poor conditions
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