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    • Urban Life-Reformers
    • Sweatshops
      • Small shop or mill
      • called sweatshops because of long hours and hot, unhealthy working conditions
    • Mass Transit
      • public transportation designed to move many people
    • Suburbs
      • Residential neighborhoods outside of downtown areas
    • Photo #1
      • Children worked very long hours with little breaks
      • Very dangerous conditions resulting in injuries or even death.
      • No education for the poor, so it was very unlikely they could get better paid jobs when they were older.
    • Photo #2
      • Pollution increases with the creation of the factory system
      • Increases steadily through 2000
    • Photo #3
      • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire
      • March 25, 1911
      • 146 of 500 employees died
    • Photo #4
      • Union Memorial Parade for the Shirtwaist Fire
    • Photo #5
      • Transcontinental Railroad
      • Completed May 10, 1869
      • Connected East and West Coast of the United States
    • Photo #6
      • Graph showing importation of goods/Cotton from England to the United States
      • Sharp drop when the Second Industrial Revolution begins
    • Frederick Law Olmstead
      • Landscape architect
      • Designed Central Park in New York City
    • William Randolph Hearst
      • Publisher of the New York Journal
      • Added a comic strip to the paper to increase sales
    • WCTU
      • Women’s Christian Temperance Union
      • Founded in 1872
      • To combat the influence of alcohol on families
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    • 19 th Amendment
      • “ Silent Sentinels” protested in front of White House for 18 months.
      • Provided women the right to vote
      • Ratified in 1920
    • Corruption in Politics
      • Bosses = powerful politicians
      • Often did not hold positions
      • Some worked behind the scenes
      • Popular with the poor
    • Boss William Tweed
      • Cheated NYC out of more than $100 million
      • Journalists exposed him in Harper’s Weekly
      • Thomas Nast drew political cartoons of Tweed
      • Tweed tried to bribe Nast with $500,000
      • Faced prison and fled to Spain
      • Arrested & died in jail in 1878
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