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Ch. 6 study guide

social studies

TermDefinition
petroleum oily, flammable liquid used to make kerosene
patent document giving inventors the right to make and sell a product
business cycle a pattern of good and bad economic times
trust a legal body created to hold stock in many companies
Bessemer steel process technique that produced steel more cheaply
Glided Age time of tremendous wealth and poverty. Mark Twain and Charles Warner came up with this phrase.
Centennial Exhibition the celebration of America's 100th birthday
Haymarket Affair a conflict between police and union members in Chicago
standard time system that divided the country into 4 time zone
monoploy company that has sole control of an industry
Thomas Edison developed a practical light bulb
Alexander G. Bell developed the first telephone
Andrew Carnegie leader of the steel industry
John D. Rockfeller leader of the oil industry
Samuel Gompers U.S. labor leader
robber baron became wealthy through dishonest methods
Knights of Labor allowed women and African-Americans as members
American Federation of Labor used negotiation as a way to solve problems
sweatshop a small business where worked worked long hours for low pay in poor conditions
transcontinental railroad a railroad that crosses the entire continent
Created by: 1965120436