Immigration and Progressive Vocabulary oppressive using cruel authority or power

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Immigration and Progressive Vocabulary
oppressive
using cruel authority or power
tenement
A large apartment building that had many small rooms, and
there might be one shared bathroom
political corruption
dishonesty; using one’s position in power for personal gain
political machine
powerful organizations that controlled local governments in
many cities
settlement house
a building where immigrants and the poor could find
assistance in large cities
ghetto
an area of the city in which a minority group lives (immigrant)
because of social or economic pressure.
suffrage
the right to vote
temperance
to completely stay away from alcoholic beverages
union
a group organized to help workers gain better conditions and
pay
strike
to stop working as a protest against an employer
reforms-
improvements for the needs of people
Progressive
group of reformers trying to improve the lives of people
Movement
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