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Chapter 5 Vocabulary

Free Enterprise System individuals are free to produce and sell whatever they wish.
Contribution of Government Protection of property and contracts.
Expansion of railroads Development of the transcontinental railroad and other new railroad lines improved travel .
Growth of Population Development of a national market.
Technological Progress Electricity gave birth to new industries.
Corporation Development of the business corportion
Robber Barons Businessmen sometimes used ruthless tactics to destroy competition and to keep workers wages low.
Andrew Carnegie Steel production in Pittsburgh. A philanthropist who gave to libraries.
John D. Rockefeller Controlled the refining of oil. Force to dissolved it when his company obtained a stranglehold on the oil industry.
Problems faced by Workers Long hours, Low wages. poor working conditions, repetitive tasks. child labor. lack of job security.
Knights labor Terrence Powderly
American Federation of Labor Begun by Samuel Gompers
Government Attitude towards Unions Government had anti-union bias. Many government saw unions as driving up the cost of goods. Haymarket Affair of 1886.
Created by: arcars