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Chap. 6 S.S. Vocap

pg.1 Vocab and pg. 4 inventor facts

TermDefinition
Petroleum Oily, flammable liquid-used to produce oil
Patent a document giving the right to an inventor to make or sell their inventions
Business Cycle A pattern of good or bad times
Bessemer Steel process New steel making process, uses less coal
Thomas Edison Found the most ways to use electricity
Alexander Graham Bell Invents the telephone
Centennial Exhibition A exhibition in Philadelphia to celebrate Americas 100th Birthday
Trust Is a legal body created to hold stock in many companies, often in the same industry
Haymarket Affair a union protest resulted in about 100 dead after an unknown person threw a bomb, and police open fired
Standard Time divided the United States into 4 time zones
Monoply A company that wipes out its competiters and controls an industry
Andrew Carnegie led the steel industry
John D. Rockfeller led the oil industry
Samuel Gompers Helped founded The AFL
Robber Baron
Knights of Labor A loose federation of workers labored long hours under poor conditions with low wages
Philanthropist A person who gives a large sum of money to charity
AFL (American Federation of Labor)
Sweatshop Place where workers labored long hours under poor conditions for low wages
Transcontinental Railroad is one that spans the entire continent
Gilded Age The late 1800's was a time of fabulous wealth
Created by: 1964112692
 

 



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