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Ch. 6 History Vocab

Pg. 1 vocab

TermDefinition
Petroleum Oily, flammable liquid-used to produce oil.
Patent A document giving an inventor rights to make and sell inventions.
Business Cycle The pattern of good and bad times in business.
Bessemer Steel Process A new steel making method that uses less coal.
Generator Machine that produces an electric current.
Thomas Edison Practical electric lightning.
Alexander Graham Bell He invented the first telephone.
Centennial Exhibition An exhibition in Philadelphia to celebrate America's 100th birthday.
Christopher Latham Sholes The practical typewriter.
Elias Howe Made the first sewing machine.
Issac Singer Invented the sewing machine.
Jan Matzeliger Patent for the shoe lasting machine.
Monopoly A situation where a single company or group owns all or nearly all of the market for a given type of product or service.
Standard Time The Four Time Zones.
Andrew Carnegie He led the Steel Industry.
John D. Rockefeller He led the Oil Industry.
Samuel Gompers He founded the American Federation of Labor.
Robber Baron Someone who was wealthy of bad purposes.
Knights of Labor ONE of the biggest and ONE of the most important labor organization of the 1880's.
Philantropist Someone who was wealthy for good purposes or from birth; gives charitable and profitable donations.
American Federation of Labor Led by Samuel Gompers.
Haymarket Affair The aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4th, 1886.
Gilded Age The time between around 1870's to around the 1900's.
Trust An English term for a business with a significant market power.
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