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social studies vocab

TermDefinition
petroleum oily, flamible liquid
Bessemer Steel Process a faster more efficient way to make steel
generator a machine that produces an electric current
Thomas Edison an inventor that found the most ways to use electricity(inveted the lightbulb)
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone annd taught deaf children
patent a document given a right to be published
Centennial Expedition celebrateing America's 100th B-day
business cycle patterns of good and bad times
transcontinental railroad a railroad that spreads across the country
standard time our time invented by the train people
robber baron a buiseness man cheated people to get money.
corporation a company that raises money by selling stock
Andrew Carnegie did good buiseness and was head of the steel industry
John D Rockefeller was a robber baron that cheated people to get money.He was the head the oil industry
monopoly were a big buisness puts a small one out of buisiness
trust a legal body made to hold stock
philanthropists they give money to charity
Gilded age the era of 1800s that was wealthy for some people
sweatshop a place where people worked hard under poor conditions
Knights of Labor an orginisation of worker from different trades
socialism members of society are equal
Haymarket Affair union leaders vs. police
Pullman Strike a strike that spreaded through out the rail industry in 1894
Eugene v. Debs a leader in the RR union
Samuel Gompers started the AFL
American Federation of Labor (AFl) a community made by Samuel Gompers
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