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Gilded Age

us history 2

TermDefinition
Gilded Age the era of rapid economic and population growth in the U.S during the post civil war and post reconstruction eras.
Jim Crow laws state and local laws in the U.S enacted between 1876 and 1965
Poll Tax/Literacy test government practice of testing the literacy of potential citizens at the federal level.
Grandfather Clause a clause exempting certain classes of people or things fro requirements of a piece of legislation affecting precious rights
Plessy v Ferguson(1896) a landmark U.S supreme court decision in jurisprudence of U.S
Dejure and Defacto discrimination used instead of "in law and "in practice"
Monopoly/Trust company that wins all parts of a businesses different companies that meet to reduce competition and farm prices within the same range
John Rockefeller, Standard Oil American industrialist
Andrew Carnegie, Carnegie steel American railroad inventor
Cornelius Vanderbilt American industrialist philanthropist
Horizontal and vertical integration a diagram illustrating horizontal integration and vise versa
Thomas Edison one of the most famous inventors in history
Urbanization the physical growth of urban areas which result in rural migration and even suburban concentration in the cities
Ellis Island the principal immigration station for the U.S
Nativism political position of demanding a favored status for certain established inhabitants of a nation
Knights of Labor largest and one of the most important American labor organizations of the 1880's
Homestead Act laws that gave applicant ownership of laws.
Created by: agustina92797