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Chap.6 S.S Vocab

Page 1-4 Vocab/ Inventors fact

TermDefinition
Petroleum Oily, flammable liquid-used to produce oil.
Patent A document giving an inventor rights to make and sell their inventions.
Business Cycle Panther of good and bad times.
Bessemer Steel Process A new way of making steel that was developed in 1850's
Generator Is a machine that produces electric current.
Thomas Edison Opened a lab in 1876, founded the most way to use electricity.
Alexander Graham Bell Invented the telephone on March 1876.
Centennial Exhibition An exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876.
Christopher Latham Sholes Devolved the typewriter.
Elias Howe Made the first sewing machine.
Isaac Singer Invented the sewing machine. (1850)
Jan Matzeliger Shoe lasting machine in 1883.
Trust A legal body created to hold stock in many companies, often in the same industry.
Gilded Age An era during the late 1800s of fabulous wealth.
Hay market Affair In 1886, a union protest resulted in about 100 dead after an unknown person threw a bomb, and police opened fire on the crowed.
Standard Time A system in 1918 a system that divided the United States into four time zones.
Andrew Carriage Controlled the steel industry.
John D. Rockefeller Controlled the oil industry.
Samuel Gomper Helped found a new national organization of unions called (AFL).
Robber Baron A business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods.
Knights of labor An organization of workers from all different trades formed after the civil war.
Philantropist A person who gives larges sums of money to charity.
AFL (American Federation of Labor) A national organization of labor founded in 1886.
Sweatshops A place where workers labored long hours under poor conditions for low wages.
Translation Railroad A railroad that expanded over the entire continent.
Monopoly A company that wipes out its competitors and controls an industry.
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