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Gilded Age

Key terms on teh Gilded Age of US History

DefinitonTerm
The Second Industrial Revolution The Technical Revolution
Sometimes called Captains of Industry, these people built large corporations and wealth Robber Barons
This concpet kept politcal power concentrated in the hands of the few Machine Politics
Time period from 1870 to the late 1890's in US History Gilded Age
This person coined the term, "The Gilded Age" Mark Twain
People who come to live in a new country permanently Immigrants
People who invest in business with the intent to make money Financiers
Groups of workers who organize to improve upon their working conditions Labor Unions
Head of the AFL Samuel Gompers
The banning of alcohol in society Prohibition
The right to vote Suffrage
The system in which goods and services are created and consumed Economy
The process of studying factories to improve production Scientific Management
A world-wide Depression in the late 1800's Panic of 1873
The use of technology to improve methods of production and lifestyle Industrialization
The attempt to "unionize" farmers and improve upon their life Grange Movement
Colleges and Univ created to help improve agriculture Land Grant Colleges
Concept which advocated power of the common people over the upper class Populist Movement
Cost of goods and services is artificially increased Inflation
Amount of money in circulation is directly linked to value of gold a government has on hand Gold Standard
Bridges, roads, sewer lines, water and gass lines Infrastructure
Helped discover Alternating Current, which enabled the electrification of the world Nikola Tesla
Standard Oil Founder J P Morgan
Founder of Carnegie Steel, later became a philanthropist Andrew Carnegie
Invented air brakes for trains George Westinghouse
Railroad the connected the Eastern US to the Western US Transcontinental Railroad
He invented Scientific Management Frederick Taylor
Supreme Court case which prohibited the limiting of workers hours daily and weekly Lochner v New York
The shift of population into cities Urbanization
Transportation systems designed to move large amounts of people around an area Mass Transit
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