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US His - Gilded Age

Unit 2 - Vocabulary list

TermDefinition
Captain of Industry Businessmen that created jobs, increased production, and donated their money to charities
Robber Barrons Businessmen that used ruthless tactics against their competition. They also cut worker wages for higher profits
John D Rockefeller He controlled oil refining in America
Andrew Carnegie He controlled steel production in America
JP Morgan Famous banker that invested in electricity and railroads
Thomas Edison He created the electric light bulb and DC current
Cornelius Vanderbilt He controlled railroads in America
Monopoly Total control of an industry by a single person or company.
Nativism Anger and hatred towards immigrants.
Chinese Exclusion Act Limited the number of Chinese immigrants allowed in the US.
Labor Union Organization of workers that fought for higher pay, shorter workdays and better working conditions
Gilded Age Term that describes the gap from the very wealthy to the very poor in America
Strike When workers stop working
Collective Bargaining When workers and owners negotiate terms of contracts together
Ellis Island Landing site by New York for Immigrants from Europe
Angel Island Landing site by San Francisco for Immigrants from Asia.
Assimilate When Immigrants adopt the culture of their new home country
Created by: khalupka