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9.1 us history 2
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people who build and manage businesses or enterprises in order to make a profit, often risking their own money or livelihoods.
A theory advocating minimal government interference in the economy.
Taxes on imported goods making the price high enough to protect domestic goods from foreign competition.
official rights given by the government to an inventor for the exclusive right to develop, use, and sell an invention for a set period of time.
Method developed in the mid- nineteenth century for making steel more efficiently.
Bridges that have a roadway suspended by cables.
Any of the 24 longitudinal areas of the world within which the same time is used.
Production of goods in large numbers through the use of machinery and assembly lines.
Was an American Inventor. he held over 1000 patents for intention, including the light bulb, an early movie camera and an alkaline battery.
Wrote "Ragged Dick or Street Life in New York", about a poor boy who rose to wealth and fame by working hard.
Used a steam engine to drill the world's first successful oil well.
An entrepreneur, built successful businesses and contributed much of his wealth to philanthropic causes.
Perfected (telegraph technology) the process of sending messages over wire.
Invented the wireless telegraph.
Alexander Graham Bell
Patented the telephone
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