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SS Lesson! 3

Settling the Last Frontier

Boom A time of fast economic or population growth
Refinery Factory where materials are cleaned and made into usable products
Prospector Person searching for gold
Bust Time of fast economic decline
Long Drive A trip made by ranchers to lead cattle to market or to railroads
Homesteader People who settled plots of land
Open Range Free grazing land
Reservation Land set aside by the government
Free Enterprise Economic system allowing people to start and run businesses with little governmental help
Transcontinental Railroad Railroad crossing the entire U.S.
Entrepreneur Person who sets up and runs a business
Petroleum Oil!!!!!! (Yay!!!!!)
Capital The money needed to set up or improve a business
Human Resource Workers and the ideas and skills they bring to their jobs
Old Immigration Immigration before 1890
New Immigration Immigration in and after 1890
Advertisement Public announcement that tells people about a product or oppritunity
Tenement Poorly built apartment buildings
Prejudice An unfair feeling of hatred or dislike for members of a certain group because of their backround, race, or religion
Regulation Controls
Created by: s.e.perlowski