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lewis latimer

african american inventor who palyed a key role in improving practical electrical lighting

thomas edison

inventor of the electric light bulb andmany other devices

alexander graham bell

inventor of the telephone

john d rockefeller

founder of standard oil trust

robber baron

a business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods

andrew carnegie

built US steel industry

gilded age

late 1800's era of fabulous wealth


government documents giving an inventor the exclusive right to make and sell an invention for a specific number of years


a business owned by investors who buy part of it through shares of stock


business that gains control of an industry by eliminating other competitors


a legal body created to hold stock in many companies, often with an industry

business cycle

the pattern of good and bad economic times


an investor who buys part of a company through shares of stock


a period of low economic times


to cover with thin gold

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