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US history 1

vigilance committees committee that acted the law
open range vast area of grassland the government let ranchers use
hacienda huge ranchers the covered large areas of land
homestead a tract of public land for settlement
bonanza farms these were huge wheat farms
assimilate to join another culture and act as they do to me absorbed into
Indian peace commission proposed creating 2 large indian reservation on the plains
hydraulic mining mining that caused problems with the land
long drive cattle moved long distances for sale
barrios neighbor that Hispanics settled in
dry farming moisture could be found on using this planting method
annuity annual payments from the government paid to native Americans
sand creek massacre attack by john chivingtion on native american
Dawes act allotted 160 acres of land to each head of household of native Americans
entrepreneur one who organizes, manages and assumes the risk of a business or enterprise
innovation a new idea or method
industrialization develop industry on an extensive scale in a country or region, large scale introduction of manufacturing, advanced technical enterprises
uprearing to raise up, to build, to elevate the dignity of
time zone a geographical region in which the same standard time is kept
fruition attainment of anything desired; realization, accomplishment
morrill tariff 1861 a high protective tariff in the US adopted march 2, 1861. tripled tariff rate from 15% to 48%.
patent A grant by the federal government giving an inventor the exclusive right to develop, use, and sell an invention for set period of time.
laissez- faire policy that government should interfere as little as possible in the nation's economy
protective tariff taxes that would make imported goods cost more than those made locally
alexander bell 1876 thetelephone
free enterprise an economic system in which private business operates in competition and largely free of state control
suspension bridge bridges in which roadway is suspended by steel cables
perilous involving or full of grave risk, or peril; hazardous; dangerous
mass production the production of quantities of goods using machinery and often an assembly line
integrity moral and ethical principles
capitalism private individuals or corporation
edwin drake drilled for in titusville, pennsylvania
ingenuity the quality of being cleverly inventive or inventiveness
gross national product the total value of goods and services produced by a country during a year
persistent lasting or enduring tenaciously, constantly repeated
thomas edison established research laboratory at menlo park, new jersey, 1,000 patents invented the light bulb
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