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Chapter 14 Vocab

innovation a new development or invention
clipper ship ship with sleek hulls and tall sails that "clipped" time from long journey
transform to change significantly
telegraph a device that used electric signals to send messages
morse code a system of dots and dashes that represent the alphabet
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
community group of people who live in the same area
license an official authority to do something
famine an extreme shortage of food
nativist person opposed to immigration
productivity a measure of how much a worker can produce with a given amount of time and effort
process to prepare
consequence result
domestic slave trade the trade of enslaved people among states of the United States
yeoman farmer who owns a small farm
overseer plantation manager
legal permitted by law
spiritual an African American religious folk song
slave code law in a Southern state that controlled enslaved people
brief short
Underground Railroad a system of cooperation to aid and house enslaved people who had escaped
literacy the ability to read and write
Created by: Jaya Reed