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Unformatted text preview: A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 725 – 731 Introduction A Changing American Society and Economy Immigrant Masses and a New Urban Middle Class New Middle Class Women’s Role Black Americans in a Racist Age- The great fire took place on March 25, 1911 at the Triangle Shirtwaist factory; 141 men and girls died- Progressivism was a major reform- Although part of reforms, it was a unique movement- Before, the government was irrelevant, but now it was the main thing- Reform groups took on national agendas- Urban growth and corporations brought change to USA- The US cities with the elite, growing mid-class, and immigrants, a new culture emerged- But not all things were good, including long hours at work and dangerous working conditions, but workers organized to improve their lot- Between 1900 and 1920 the cities still increased in size, with NYC growing by 2.2 mil, Chicago 1 mil and Detroit by 425,000- Many of the urbanites came from small towns of America- Unlike the Eastern Europeans of the 1890s, the newly arrived...
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