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U.S. History 1 Vocab

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Transcontinental
Across a continent
Reservation
Public land set aside for special use, as for Native Americans
Extinction
The death of a species
Cooperative
An organization that is jointly owned by those who use its services
Exoduster
An African American who moved to the great plains in the late 1800's
Homesteader
A person who received land on which to build a house and farm
Assimilate
To become absorbed into a main culture
Patent
A grant that gives an inventor the sale right to make and sell an invention for a set period of time
Monopoly
Complete control over a supply, service, or market
Corporation
A large company usually formed by a group of investors
Steerage
A large open area beneath a ships deck
Ethnic
Having a common racial, national, or culture tradition
Exclusion
The act of keeping a person or group out
Sweatshop
An unhealthy workplace where people are over worked
Muckraker
A writer who brings attention to problem in society
Progressive
A person who believes in social progress through reform
Prohibition
The ban on the making and sale of alcohol drinks
Suffrage
Woman's right to vote
Trust
A giant corporation made up of a group of companies
Tenement
a run-down apartment building