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Vocabulary Week 11. Campagna. sweatshop. Since there were no other jobs, Peter was forced to work in a sweatshop for long hours and little pay. sweatshop. N. a workplace where people labor long hours in poor conditions for little money. strikebreaker.

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Sweatshop
sweatshop

  • Since there were no other jobs, Peter was forced to work in a sweatshop for long hours and little pay.


Sweatshop1
sweatshop

  • N. a workplace where people labor long hours in poor conditions for little money


Strikebreaker
strikebreaker

  • Since he needed money to support his family, Danny O’Sullivan became a strikebreaker.


Strikebreaker1
strikebreaker

  • N. replacement for striking workers


Anarchist
anarchist

  • After his run-in with the police, John became an anarchist and declared that he would no longer pay taxes to any government.


Anarchist1
anarchist

  • N. people who oppose all forms of organized government


Injunction
injunction

  • To end the strike, the courts had to write an injunction to improve labor conditions


Injunction1
injunction

  • N. a court order to do or not do something


Steerage
steerage

  • Many of the poorest immigrants came across the Atlantic in steerage because they could not afford anything more.


Steerage1
steerage

  • N. airless rooms below the deck of the ship for passengers paying the lowest fares


Assimilation
assimilation

  • The new immigrants wanted to assimilate to their new country as quickly as possible.


Assimilation1
assimilation

  • Process of being apart of another culture


Nativist
nativist

  • When the immigrants started coming over in large numbers, the nativists began to treat them with disrespect and use racial slurs.


Nativist1
nativist

  • People who wanted to limit immigration and preserve the country for native born white Protestants


Urbanization
urbanization

  • When more and more immigrants came to the United States, they started the urbanization movement to leave farms and work in cities.


Urbanization1
urbanization

  • Movement of population from farms to cities


Tenement
tenement

  • Most of the immigrants were forced to live in tenements because of their low wages.


Tenement1
tenement

  • A small apartment in a city slum building


Socialism
socialism

  • Many of the ideas expressed by immigrants began to sound like socialism. They wanted more control so that they could be equal.


Socialism1
socialism

  • a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies


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