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S.S. Chapter 5

Panhandle portion of land that sticks out like the handle of a pan
Imperialism empire building
Yellow journalism newspapers that do not tell the truth exaggerate the fact
Siege a long-lasting attack
Anarchist a person who is against any kind of government
Isthmus a narrow strip of land that connects two larger landmasses
Assembly line moving belts that carried car parts from worker to worker
Aviation travel by air
Settlement house a community center where people could learn new skills
Skyscraper tall steel-frame building
Progressive people who wanted to bring progress, or cause changes to help others
Political boss an elected official who has many dishonest employees and is able to control the government with the help of those employees
Commission a special committee
Merit system a system that tested a person to make sure that he or she is qualified for the job
Monopoly a company that has very little or no competition
Conservation the protection of the environment by keeping natural resources from being wasted or destroyed
Civil rights the rights guaranteed to all citizens by the Constitution
Prohibition to stop, or prohibit, people from drinking alcoholic beverages
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