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Petroleum oily flammable liquid
Thomas Edison Made the practical electric light bulb
Centennial Exhibition a celebration of Americas 100th birthday
Bessemer Steel Process new steel making method that uses lest coal
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876
Business Cycle a pattern of good times and bad times
Geneator a machine that produces electricity
Transcontinental railroad a railroad that spanned the entire continent
Patent a document protecting an inventors rights
Transcontinental railroad a railroad that spanned the entire continent
Monopoly a company that wipes out competitors and controls an industry
Corperation a company that raises money by selling shares of stock
Monopoly a company that wipes out competitors and controls an industry
Andrew Carnige a wealthy businessman who controlled the steel industry
Trust a legal body created to hold stock in many companies often in the same industry
Standard time time zones set up in the 1883 for railroads
Robber baron a business leader who became wealthy through dishonest methods
John D. Rockefeller a wealthy business man who controlled the oil industry
Philantropists a person who gives a great deal of his or her money to charity
Gilded Age the era of the late 1800s which was a time of great fabulous wealth for a few Americans
Sweat shops a place were workers labor for long hours under poor conditions for low pay
Pullman Strike a time when wages were cut
American Federation of Labor an organization of unions
Knights of Labor an organization of workers from all different trades it allowed women and blacks to join
Eugene V. Debs a leader of American Railway Union
Socialism socialists believe in it
Samuel Gompers an organizer of AFL
Hay Market Affair union leaders and police clash several are killed
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