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Ch 8 - The North

Vocab, people, and places from Chapter 8. Mr. O'Dell, MTMS, Social Studies

TermDefinition
Susan B. Anthony Women's rights leader in the late 1800's who died in 1906 before women got the right to vote
Albany the Clermont steamed up the Hudson River from New York City to this city
Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe advanced the cause of the visually impaired; developed books with large raised letters that people with sight impairments could "read" with their fingers
Erie Canal this artificial waterway measured 363-miles long; it connected New York City and Buffalo
Dorothea Dix schoolteacher who made it her life's work to educate the public about the poor conditions for both the mentally ill and for prisoners
Eli Whitney inventor of the cotton gin
Elizabeth Blackwell accepted by Geneva Medical College in New York; graduated at the head of her class; well known female physician
Elizabeth Cady Stanton a female abolitionist who joined forces with Lucretia Mott to work for women's rights; helped organize the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York
Emily Dickinson the best-remembered woman poet of the era; wrote simple, personal, deeply emotional poetry
Francis Cabot Lowell opened a textile plant in Waltham, Massachusetts; his mill launched the factory system
Horace Mann leader of educational reform; a lawyer who became the head of the Massachusetts Board of Education
Hudson River the Clermont steamed up this river from New York City on its way to Albany, New York
Lucretia Mott Philadelphia reformer and abolitionist; helped fugitive slaves, organized the first women's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York
Robert Fulton Robert Livingston hired him to develop a steamboat with a powerful engine; built the Clermont
interchangeable parts making goods all the same, allows the use of less-skilled labor
technology scientific discoveries that simplify work
patent the sole legal right to making money off an invention
factory system where all manufacturing steps happen in one place
census the official count of population
turnpike required travelers to pay use a road
National Road connection to the East built by Ohio’s request
steamboat new technology that helped river cities grow
utopias based on a vision of a perfect society
the Second Great Awakening wave of religious fervor
temperance movement war against alcoholic beverages
transcendentalists writers that stressed the relationship between humans and nature
normal school trained high school graduates as teachers
suffrage the right to vote
strike when workers refuse to work, was illegal in the early 1800s
prejudice unfair opinion of people not based on facts
Created by: Mr. O'Dell