Chapter 23 Vocabulary Flashcards


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Jane Addams

She lived from 1860-1935 and she confounded and led the Hull House. She was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Florence Kelley

She dedicated her life to social reform to end child labor and she joined the fight for women's rights.

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Mary Baker Eddy

She was a religious leader and author who founded the Church of Christ and set the doctrine for Christian science.

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Charles Darwin

English natural scientist who proposed the theory of natural selection.

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Booker T. Washington

He built Tuskegee as a school and helped spread vocational colleges for African Americans.

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W.E.B. DuBois

He organized several Pan-African Congresses to fight for the independence of African colonies from European control. He also established NAACP.

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William James

The first educator to offer a psychology course in the United States.

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Henry George

He is known for proposing the single tax, which would take away all economic rent.

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Horatio Alger

He wrote young adult novels about boys who rise from humble background to middle class security.

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Mark Twain

An American writer known as "the greatest humorist the United States has produced" and he wrote Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn.

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Charlotte Perkins Gilman

American humanist, novelist, writer, lecturer, and advocate for social reformed eugenicist.

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Carrie Chapman Catt

Women's suffrage leader who campaigned for the nineteenth amendment, which would give women the right to vote.

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megalopolic

a very large, heavily populated city or urban complex.

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ethnicity

the quality or fact of belonging to a population group that is made of people that share a common cultural background or descent.

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settlement house

an institution in an inner city that provides educational, recreational, and other social services to the community,