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8th Grade History

Chapters 14-1, 14-2, 14-3, 14-4

TermDefinition
clipper ship ship with sleek hulls and tall sails that "clipped" time from long journeys
telegraph a device that used electric signals to send messages
morse code a system of dots and dashes that represent the alphabet
innovation a new development or invention
transform to change significantly
trade union group of workers with the same trade, or skill
strike a work stoppage by employees as a protest against an employer
prejudice an unfair opinion not based on facts
discrimination unfair treatment
famine an extreme shortage of food
nativist person opposed to immigration
community group of people who live in the same area
license to give an official authority to do something
productivity a measure of how much a worker can produce with a given amount of time and effort
domestic slave trade the trade of enslaved people among states of the United States
process to prepare
consequence result
yeoman farmer who owns a small farm
overseer plantation manager
spiritual an African American religious folk song
slave codes laws in a Southern state that controlled enslaved people
underground railroad a system of cooperation to aid and house enslaved people who had escaped
literacy the ability to read and write
brief short
legal permitted by law
Created by: SSC 8th LA