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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
company recognized as a legal unit that has rights and liabilities separate from each of its members
group of separate companies that are placed under the control of a single managing board in order to form a monopoly
the belief held by some in the late nineteenth century that certain nations and races were superior to others and therefore destined to rule over them
Sherman Antitrust Act
outlawed any trust that operated "in restraint of trade or commerce among the several states"
process in which employers negotiate with labor unions about hours, wages, and other working conditions
system or theory under which the means of production are publicly controlled and regulated rather than owned by individuals
labor union that organized skilled workers in specific trades and made small demands rather than seeking broad changes
1892 law that gave 160 acres of land to citizens willing to live on and cultivate it for five years
violent 1894 railway workers' strike which began outside Chicago and spread nationwide
island in New York Harbor that served as an immigration station for millions of immigrants arriving in the U.S.
belief that assimilating immigrants into American society would make them more loyal citizens
United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
1870s - 1890s; time period looked good on the outside, despite the corrupt politics & growing gap between the rich & poor
Buying and using products because of the "statement" they make about social position
An aspect of the later Industrial Revolution; decreased time at work and offered opportunities for new forms of leisure time, such as vacation trips and team sports
creator of the "New York World;"cut the prices so people could afford it; featured color comics and yellow journalism
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