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US History_ch_16

Abby US History Vocab

Frederick law Olmsted United States landscape architect primarily Guy responsible for the design of Central Park in New York City
Central Park A large public park in the center of Manhattan in New York City created by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Orville and Wilbur Wright United States aviation pioneer who with his brother Orville Wright invented the first airplane
Linotype Machine Linotype: a typesetting machine operated from a keyboard that casts an entire line as a single slug of metal.
W.E.B. Dubois United States civil rights leader and political activist who campaigned for equality for Black Americans
Booker T. Washington United States educator who was born a slave but became educated and founded a college at Tuskegee in Alabama
Literacy Test an examination to determine whether a person meets the literacy requirements for voting, serving in the armed forces, etc.; a test of one's ability to read and write.
Poll Tax A tax levied on people rather than on property, often as a requirement for voting.
Grandfather Clause A provision in a statute that exempts those already involved in a regulated activity or business from the new regulations established by the statute.
Jim Crow Laws practice of discriminating against and segregating Black people, especially as Practiced in the American South from the end of Reconstruction to the mid-20th century.
Segregation The enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment.
Plessy vs. Ferguson Plessy v. Ferguson is a U.S. Supreme Court case from 1896 that upheld the rights of states to pass laws allowing or even requiring racial segregation in public and private institutions such as schools, public transportation, restrooms, and restaurants. Th
Department Store A large store stocking many varieties of goods in different departments
Ragtime a style of American music having this rhythm, popular from about 1890 to 1915.
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