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S.S. Vocab works

TermDefinition
Petroleum Oily, flammable liquid used in making kerosene.
Patent Document giving inventors the right to make and sell a product.
Business Cycle A pattern of good and bad economic.
Trust A legal body created to hold stock in many companies.
Bessemer Steel Process Technique that produced steel more cheaply.
Gilded Age Time of tremendous wealth and poverty. Mark Twain and Charles Warner came up with this phrase.
Centennial Exposition The celebration of american's 100th Birthday.
Hay market Affair A conflict between police and union members in Chicago.
Standard Time System that divided the country into 4 time zones.
Monoply Company that has sole control of an industry.
Thomas Edison Developed the practical light bulb.
Alexander G. Bell Developed the first telephone.
Andrew Carnegie leader of the steel industry
John D. Rockefeller Leader of the oil industry.
Samuel Gompers U.S. labor leader.
Robber Baron Became wealthy through dishonest methods.
Knights Of Labor Allowed women and African-Americans as members.
Philanthropist Gives away large sums of money to charities.
American Federation Of Labor Used negotiation as a way to solve problems.
SweatShop A small business where workers worked long hours for low pay in poor conditions.
Transcontinental Railroad A railroad that crosses the entire continent.
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