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Chapter 6 S.S. Vocab

Page 1 and 4 Vocab

Petroleum Oily, flammable, liquid - used to produce oil.
Patent A document giving an inventor rights to make and sell their inventions.
Business Cycle The pattern of good and bad times.
Bessemer Steel Process New steel making method that used less coal.
Generator A machine that produces electric current.
Thomas Edison Opened a lab (1876) and found the most ways to use electricity. His most famous way was by making the light bulb.
Alexander Graham Bell The man who invented the telephone in 1876.
Centennial Exhibition An exhibition in Philadelphia to celebrate America's 100th birthday.
Christopher Latham Sholes The man who developed the typewriter and resembled a piano and they were arranged in ABC order.
Elias Howe The man who made the first sewing machine and awarded the machine patent in 1854.
Isaac Singer Invented the sewing machine in 1850 and formed the biggest sewing machine manufacturer in the world, Singer.
Jan Matzeliger Made the machine for the shoe lasting machine in 1883.
Trust A legal body created to hold stock in many companies, often in the same industry.
Gilded Age A time in the late 1800's of fabulous wealth for the rich.
Haymarket Affair When union leaders called a protest at Haymarket Square.
Standard Time The system that divided the United States into four time zones.
Monopoly To put your competitors out of business to control an industry.
Andrew Carnegie Owned corporations and dominated the steel industry.
John D. Rockefeller Owned corporations and led the oil industry.
Samuel Gompers Helped found a new organization called AFL(American Federation of Labor)
robber baron A business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods.
Knights of Labor A loose national organization who fought for workers rights unlike many other groups they let black people and women into their organization.
philanthropist A wealthy persons who donated a lot of money to charity.
AFL(American Federation of Labor) A national organization that worked for improving working conditions.
Gilded Age A time of wealth for the rich
sweatshop A small business where workers worked long hours for low pay in poor conditions.
Transcontinental Railroad A railroad that crosses the entire continent.
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