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Unit 7 Vocabulary
Terms in this set (20)
A railroad that crosses the country east to west and was completed in 1869.
John D. Rockefeller
Head of the Standard Oil Company
Standard Oil Company
A company brought together under a trust that controlled every aspect of the oil industry (vertical consolidation).
A group of companies that supply an industry brought together under the control of a board of directors
Complete control over an industry buying out your competition (horizontal consolidation)
The most famous inventor of the Gilded Age to revolutionize electricity to improve Americans' quality of life
A machine designed to capture sound that eventually gave rise to the music industry.
Tragic gun battle that would be the last major conflict between Native Americans and the U.S. Army and signaled the end of resistance to westward expansion by white settlers
Immigrant Station located in New York Harbor that was opened in 1892
American Federation of Labor
A labor union accepted only skilled workers that was organized by craft rather than by geography
An immigrant who came to the United States in 1863, was a cigar maker by trade and in 1886, he helped to create a labor union
members of the American Railway Union (led by Eugene V. Debs) refused to handle Pullman cars, also ignored an injunction and responded by destroying railroad property
Plessy v. Ferguson
Supreme Court case in 1896 that ruled "separate but equal" was constitutional.
Organization founded in 1909 to secure for all people the rights guaranteed in the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments to the United States Constitution.
Term to describe journalist who researched, uncovered, and reported on what was hidden from society or corrupted society.
Author of "The Jungle" that exposed the unsafe food packaging and preparation practices in the Chicago meatpacking industry.
wrote a series of magazine articles exposing Standard Oil's business practices.
Founder of the Settlement House Movement in the United States.
Settlement house founded in 1889 that provided educational opportunities for immigrants, especially women.
President during the Progressive Era who favored environmental protection and trust busting.