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Industrial Rev

Big Business Term used to describe companies and monopolies since the industrial revolution of the late 1800's
Chinese Exclusion Act An act passed in 1882, it excluded Chinese immigration for 10 years and also excluded criminals, the mentally ill, and other persons likely to become a burden to the public.
Granger Movement Organization of farmers centered in the west and south whose aim was mutual welfare and advancement. Its politically active members sought to regulate the railroads and grain elevators.
Immigrant A person who enters a country from a foreign nation; usually distinguished as the “early immigrants,” prior to the 1850s and the “new immigrants,” those entering the US after the 1870s.
Immigration The process of entering and settling in a country or region other than a person's native land.
Imports Products entering a country from a foreign source.
Industrialization The change from man-made to machine-made production, usually at a larger scale for consumption by a home market and for foreign markets.
Nativist A person who is not comfortable with open immigration policies
Pool Used by railroads in the late 1800s, business was divided amongst them and fixed rates were charged in order to eliminate competition amongst themselves and thus charge higher prices.
Populist Movement A movement of people who supported reform relating to agricultural interests.
Populist Party A political party composed of farmers and union members whose goal was to limit the power of big business.
Regulate to control
Ida Tarbell A muckracker who wrote The History of the Standard Oil Company (1903), which exposed the ruthless practices of Standard Oil.
Tariff A tax on goods entering the country.
Trust A practice by a group of corporations during the late 1800s to place their businesses under the directorship of a single board of directors.
Urbanization The migration of people into the city from rural areas and through immigration, combined with the growth of industry and housing, followed by the potential for problems that must be dealt with in order to cope with a rapidly changing environment.
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