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S.S Ch.6 study guide

petroleum drilling for _________ spurs the oil industry
business cycle a pattern of good and bad times
Bessemer steel process new steel making method,uses less coal
Thomas Edison opened a lab on 1876
Practical electric lighting Edison's most famous invention
Centennial Exhibition an exhibition on Philadelphia
Patent a document giving inventors rights to make and sell their inventions
Transcontinental railroad one that spanned the entire continent
the railroad companies set up standard time and divided the United states into time zones
Knights of Labor a loose federation of workers from all different trades/allowed woman and blacks
Haymarket Affair union leaders and police clash, several are killed
Andrew Carnegie reduces workers pay at steel millin pennsylvania
Pullman Strike caused when rail workers pay was cut
Samuel Gompers started a new organization of unions called-American Federation of Labor
Inventor Edison found several ways to use electricity
Mark Twain and Charles Warner called the mid 1800s what? the Gilded Age a name that symbolized the wealth of few people
Pullman strike was ended when? when President Governor Cleveland sent out federal troops and jail the union leader
Sweat shop a place where workers labor for long hours under poor conditions for low pay
Patent a document protecting an inventors rights
John D. Rockefeller a leader of the oil industry
Monopoly a company that controls an industry
Philanthropist a person who contributes money to charity
Eugene V. Debs a leader of the american railway union
Robber baron business leader who became rich through dishonest ways
Gilddl covered in gold leaf . the wealth of a few people can
trust a legal body created to hold stock in many companies
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