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Chapter 13

Social Studies

TermDefinition
Clipper Ship A fast sailing ship with slender lines, tall masts, and large square sails
Telegraph A device or system that uses electric signals to transmit messages by a code over wires
Morse Code A system for transmitting messages that uses a series of dots and dashes to represent the letters of the alphabet, numbers, and punctuation
Trade Union Organization of workers with the same trade or skill
Discrimination Unfair treatment of a group; unequal treatment because of a person's race, religion, ethnic background, or place of birth
Strike A stopping of work by workers to force an employer to meet demands
Famine An extreme shortage of food
Prejudice An unfair opinion not based on facts
Nativist A person who favors those born in his country and is opposed to immigrants
Cotton Gin A machine that removed seeds from cotton fiber
Capital Money for investment
Yeoman Southern owner of a small farm who did not have enslaved people
Spiritual An African American religious folk song
Tenant Farmer Farmer who works land owned by another and pays rent either in cash or crops
Slave Codes Laws passes in the Southern states that controlled and restricted enslaved people
Created by: Milly_Ramos