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Chapter 6 S.S. Vocab

pg.1 vocab and pg.4 inventors facts

TermDefinition
petroleum kerosene can be made more cheaply from an oily liquid
patent a government document giving an inventor the exclusive right to make and sell his or her invention for a specific number of years
business cycle the pattern of good and bad times
bessemer steel process new steel making method,uses more wire
generator a machine that produces electric current
Thomas Edison invented the first practical electric lighting
Alexander Graham Bell invented the first telephone
Centennial Exhibition an exhibition in Philadelphia to celebrate America's 100th birthday
Christopher Latham Sholes developed the first typewriter
Elias Howe made the first sewing machine
Issac Singer invented the sewing machine
Jan Matzeliger patent for the shoe lasting machine
Trust a legal body created to hold stock in many companies,often in the same industry
Gilded Age although society had some wealthy people,there were some serious problems like corrupt politics
Haymarket Affair union leaders and police clash,several are killed
Standard Time a system that divided the United States into four time zones
Monopoly wipes out its competitors and controls an industry
Andrew Carnegie dominated the steel industry
John D. Rockefeller dominated the oil industry
Samuel Gompers helped found a new national organization of unions
robber baron a business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods
Knights of Labor a loose federation of workers from all different trades
philanthropist people who give large sums of money to charities
AFL (American Federation of Labor) focused on improving working conditions
sweat shop places were workers labored long hours under poor condition for low wages
transcontinental railroad one that spanned the entire continent-for years
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