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STAAR: Industrialization "Gilded Age"
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Made steel production more economical
A railroad system that connected the East and the West. Many chinese worked on it.
Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the telephone 1876
invented in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell
He invented the electric light bulb. 1876
Free Enterprise System
encouraged entrepenuers to develop new industries.
A market that is within the borders of a nation
a company charted by a state and recognized in law as a sperate "person"
people who wanted to start a new business
Immense wealth of the industrail entrepreneurs. Period of great wealt from 1865 to 1900
Captain of Industry
forged the modern industrial economy
captain of the industries that used ruthless tactics to destroy competition and keep workers' wages low
Very rich and powerful man. He ran the Carnegie steel corporation.
loving of humanity
John D. Rockefeller
Captain of the oil industry
a company having complete control over the supply of a product or service
Interstate Commerce Act
Federal law that prohibited by railroads by charging certain companies certain rates
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
to stop monopolies in unfair practices that prevented fair competition
labor of the children in the industries
the theory of the government should not intefer in the operation of a free market
group of skilled workers.
Knights of labor
tried to unite all american workers. skilled and unskilled into one nation labor union
american federation of labor
Stated that any citizen could own 160 acres of land. (1862)
Indian War Resistance
Union troops defeated many great tribes, then moved them from the land go reservations.
Government drove Indians to government own land.
Came from Southern and Eastern Europe. Often Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox Christian, Protestant.
Clondike Gold Rush
100,000 gold-seekers set out for the Yukon. 30,000 completed the trip. During 1896.
Same Nationalities settle with relatives in ethnic neighborhoods.
Those born or native to the Untied States.
Learning to dress, speak, or act like other Americans.
Chinese Exclusion Act
First feral law to restrict immigration to the United States.
Line separating areas of settlement from unsettled wilderness territory.
Relativley flat region of North American grasslands east of the Rocky Mountains.
Oppression, Poverty, War, Religious/Ethnics Persecution.
Freedom, Economic Opportunity, Cultural Ties.
Proses of relocating permanently to a foreign country.
Person who controls a political machine.
Americans moved from country side to cities.
Studies of the population.
Political organization in which an auothorative boss or small group commands the support of a crops of supporters and businesses.
Single room apartment, often without heat or lighting.
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