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Vocabulary quiz 5/17

TermDefinition
reformer someone who makes changes to something in order to improve it.
cotton gin a machine that separated cotton from its seeds
telegraph communication device that sends electrical signals along a wire
locomotive engine that pulls a railroad train
clipper ship fast-sailing ship of the mid-1800s
artisan worker who has learned a trade, such as carpentry
trade union association of trade workers formed to gain higher wages and better working conditions
strike refusal by workers to do their jobs until their demands are met
famine severe food shortage and starvation
nativist person who wanted to limit immigration and preserve the United States for native-born white Protestants
discrimination policy or attitude that denies equal rights and treatment to certain groups of people
slave code laws that controlled the lives of enslaved African Americans and denied them basic rights
extended family close-knit family group that includes grandparents, parents, children, aunts, uncles and cousins
temperance movement campaign against the sale or drinking of alcohol
abolitionist person who wanted to end slavery in the United States
Created by: KRago