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Vocab. Indust. & Ref

TermDefinition
Industrial Revolution Gradually machines took the place of many hand tools; much of the power once provided by people and horses began to be replaced; first by flowing water and then by steam engines.
Factory system Brings workers and machinery together in one place.
Mass production The rapid manufacturing of large numbers of identical products.
Interchangeable parts Identical pieces that can be assembled quickly by unskilled workers.
Urbanization The growing of cities due to movement of people from rural areas (farms) to cities.
Telegraph A device that used electrical systems to send messages quickly over long distances.
Famine Widespread starvation.
Nativists People who wanted to preserve the country for white Americans-born Protestants.
Discrimination The denial of equal rights or equal treatment based on race, religion, culture or nationality.
Cotton gin Machine that used a spiked cylinder to remove seeds from cotton fibers.
Slave codes Laws that controlled every aspect of slaves' lives.
Prohibition A total ban on the sale and consumption of alcohol.
Abolitionists Reformers who wanted to abolish slavery.
Suffrage The right to vote.
Created by: Oscargi