Flashcards in Unit 6 Vocab Part Two (1870s-early 1910s) Deck (25):
demanded better housing and living conditions for the poor
The "Gilded Age"
coined by Mark Twain, shiny surface masked reality
developed by Frederick W. Taylor, system of scientific management
platform for 1892 election, called for free coinage of silver and paper money
passed to stop "spoils system"
Chinese Exclusion Act
signed by President Arthur, prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers
wanted to end discrimination and segregation
Haymarket Square incident
began with protest against police brutality, dynamite bomb killed several peopleKnights of Labor were blamed which led to their downfall
took unskilled African Americans, embraced rhetoric of class conflict and endorsed violent tactics
Journalists who wrote about injustices and exposed the filth of society
How the Other Half Lives
John Riis, told public about immigrant lives and those who live in tenements
Upton Sinclair, exposed meat packing industry in Chicago
NY reporter, wrote series of articles called "The Shame of the Cities"
Munn v. Illinois
"Granger laws" were upheld in this case
Interstate Commerce Act
established federal governments' right to oversee RR activities
advocated for alcohol prohibition
overcrowded housing for workers and the poor
controlled political parties in cities, boss leads machine and attempts to get votes for his party
stopped unfair business competition, political corruption, social reform, etc.
federal income tax authorized
allowed pop. election of Senators
banned sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol
gave women right to vote
movement of African Americans