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Topic 2 history test
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How did the patent system encourage inventiveness?
It guaranteed an inventor sole rights to the use of his or her invention for a limited time
Who invented the telegraph?
Alexander Graham Bell
what are these euntraprnters known for?
swift- meat packaging
J.p. morgan - finance
preformed by a single company
hog farms (raw materials)
slaughter house (processed)
transporting pork products to railroads (transport)
What did Thomas Edison invent? and where?
1st light bulb
in Menlo Park, NJ
what was the significance of the interstate commerce act (1887) and the sherman antitrust act of 1890
they established the principals that congress could regulate business in certian circumstances
what was the impact of rail roads
-created time zones
- growth of cities
- 1st true national market
what did the burning man political cartoon show?
the excess power of big buisnesses
What goal motivated Henry Flagler to build the Florida East Coast Railway?
to connect the eastern florida coastline
what was the primary goal of the american federation of labor (AFL)?
to create better conditions for workers and create unions
what problems did most american factory workers face in the 19th century
- boring repetitive tasks
- long hours
- periodic unemployment
How did new immigrants differ from old immigrants?
Most of them spoke very little English
why were immigrants from southern and eastern Europe welcomed by industrialists?
The immigrants were willing to work for less money
what factor shift of the population growth?
better jobs in industry a trying to farmers and farm laborers to cities
what is the best title for the diagram
programs for Americanization
what group most favored the Chinese exclusion act in 1882
nativists on the West Coast
what was the purpose for Ellis island?
processing of immigrants from Europe
how did the natives feel about the migration of immigrants from 1870 to 1900
they fear the immigrants will take their jobs for lower pay
what were some problems faced by Farmers in the 19th centry
overproduction are great plains went to drop in crop prices
farmers are on the loans for farm machinery
railroads and grain elevators
what did fredrick Law Olmsted
designed central park in NY
Riis draws attention to what?
living conditions of the urban poor
what did the interstate commerce act do?
Monitor the rates charged by railroads
The Bessmer process I hope the development of what?
most immigrants entered the United States through Angel Island were from where
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