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census an official count of the population of a given area
child labor laws legislation created to limit and define work that people younger than 18 could do.
colonize To claim a country or territory and govern its inhabitants.
immigrant a person who relocates to a new country. New York comprises immigrants from around the world.
industrial revolution the raid development of industries including agriculture, manufacturing, mining and transportation. the industrial revolution lasted from 1750-1850 and was the result of rapid development of new technologies and machines.
rough rides a volunteer cavalry who fought in the Spanish-american War. Theodore Roosevelt was one of the most famous rough riders, but the group mainly comprised native american and cowboys.
strike the refusal of a group of employees to work. people tend to go on strike when unions are unable to reach a compromise with an employer.
Tammany Hall a political organization in New York, incorporated in 1789. Tammany Hall was notoriously corrupt, and sought control of local politics
Tenement House Act o 1901 a law that banned the construction o dark and unsafe homes in New York.

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