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Alexander Graham Bell Invented the telephone
Angel Island a processing center for immigrants on the West Coast (many Chinese went through here)
assembly line method of mass production in which a product is put together as it moves past a line of workers
Ellis Island A processing center for immigrants on the East Coast (mostly immigrants from Europe)
Food and Drug Administration The government agency formed during the Industrial Revolution that tests & monitors all food and drugs for safe consumption.
mass production making a large number of goods that are exactly alike
monopoly a company that has total control of a product or service
Progressives reformers who believed that society's problems could be solved by passing laws
Samuel Morse Invented the telegraph, created Morse Code for sending messages on it.
tenements building, especially in a poor section of a city, divided into small apartments with 1 or 2 rooms
Thomas Edison Invented the light bulb
urbanization Movement of people from rural areas to cities.
Wright Brothers Invented the airplane (tested at Kitty Hawk, NC)
alliance Agreement between countries to defend one another.
Allied Powers United States, Great Britain, France, Russia, and Serbia - aka the Good Guys during WWI
Central Powers Germany, Austria-Hungary, Ottoman Empire aka the Bad Guys during WWI
Fourteen Points Woodrow Wilson's plan for peace after WWI
Imperialism A foreign policy where one country extends their rule over foreign countries.
Isolationism Only being concerned or focused on your own country, staying out of political issues between other countries
League of Nations Woodrow Wilson's idea for various nations to come together and work things out peacefully
militarism building and keeping a strong army and navy
nationalism a sense of pride in one's country (patriotism)
Panama Canal Canal through the Isthmus of Panama that connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - made travel by ship faster.
propaganda systematic effort to spread opinions or belief
Spanish-American War War between United States and Spain in 1898 to free Cuba. The United Stated gained Spanish territories - Puerto Rico, Guam and the Philippines.
Treaty of Versailles A post-World War I treaty that made Germany pay large sums of money to the allies for causing WWI
Yellow Journalism false or exaggerated reporting, designed to sell papers
Andrew Carnegie held a monopoly on steel during the Gilded Age
John Rockefeller held a monopoly on oil during the Gilded Age
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