Inventors, Immigration, and Big Businesses

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tenement
apartment shared by several immigrant families upon their arrival to America
Angel Island
Immigration station in San Francisco, California for Asian immigrants.
Labor Unions
organizations that worked to improve working conditions
Alexander Graham Bell
inventor of the telephone
monopoly
company that has control of an entire industry
Andrew Carnegie
Scottish immigrant that built a huge steel empire in America
John D. Rockefeller
Owner of the Standard Oil Company
Wright Brothers
Inventors of the airplane
Thomas Edison
Invented the phonograph, kinetoscope, and the light bulb
Frank and Charles Duryea
Invented the first automobile in America
investor
person who gives money to a business or project hoping to make a profit
corporation
business that is owned by investors
stock
a share of a company
prejudice
unfair negative opinion about a group of people
strike
when workers refuse to work to try and force business owners to meet their demands

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