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SS Chapter 4

vocabulary

TermDefinition
reconstruction time of rebuilding
assassinate murdered in a sudden or secret attack
black codes laws that limited the rights of former slaves
acquittal verdict of not guilty
freedman men, women and children who had been slaves
sharecropping a landowner gives a worker a cabin, mules, tools and seed to farm his land
carpetbagger people from the north who moved south to take part in Reconstruction governments
scalawag a rascal ... who supports a cause for his own gain
secret ballot voting method that doesnt allow anyone to know how a person voted
segregation practice of keeping people in separate groups based on their race or culture
boom time of fast economic or population growth
refinery a factory where metals, fuels, and other material are cleaned and made into useable products
prospector someone who is searching for gold, silver, or other mineral resources
burst time of fast economic decline
long drive a trip made by ranchers to lead cattle to market or the railroad
homesteader people who settled plots of land in the Great Plains
open range free grazing land
reservation area of land set aside by the government for use by only Native Americans
free entrerprise economic system where people start and run their own businesses with little control by the government
transcontinental railroad railroad that crossed the entire continent of North America
entrepreneur a person who sets up and runs a business
petroleum oil
capital money needed to set up or improve a business
human resource workers, ideas and skills the bring to their jobs
old immigration immigrants that come from the part of the world as earlier immigrants (Britian, Germany, Ireland)
new immigration immigrants that come from new areas (southern and eastern Europe) after 1890
advertisement public announcement that tells people about a new product or an an opportunity
tenement poorly build apartment buildings
prejudice unfair feeling, hate or dislike for members of a certain group because of their background, race, or religion
regulation controls
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