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chapter 5 vocab

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manual labor jobs done by hand
mechanization using machines to make work easier
threshing machine machine that separated the wheat grain from the plant stalk
reaper machine that cuts grain
Cyrus McCormick a farmer and inventor who perfected the reaper
Aaron Montgomery Ward started the first mail order business in 1872
Richard Sears and Alvah C. Roebuck formed a large mail order company
urbanization movement of people from rural areas to cities
tenements buildings that are divided into small apartments
hull house a settlement house started by Jane Addams in 1889
political machine an organization of people who control votes to gain political power
Tammany hall a powerful political machine
"boss" William M. Tweed a Tammany Hall leader
suspension bridge a bridge that is hung from steel cables
tenant someone who pays rent to use land or buildings
enfranchised having the right to vote
W.E.B. Du Bois in 1901 helped start the NAACP
Booker T. Washington a former slave who believed that there was no quick fix to discrimination
George Washington Carver an African American scientist
suffrage a term for the right to vote
suffragists a term for people fighting for women's rights to vote
Nineteenth Amendment gave women the right to vote in 1919
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