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Child Labor Employment of children.
Union A group of workers formed to promote bargaining with employers over wages, hours, working conditions, etc.
Transcontinental Railroad A train route across the united state, finished in 1869. It was the project of two railroad companies: the Union Pacific built from the east, and the Central Pacific built from the west.
Philanthropy Someone who gives back to the community.
Monopoly Characterized by a lack of competition, which can mean higher prices and inferior products.
Anti-trust Acts A federal law passed in 1890 that committed the American government to opposing monopolies.
Thomas Edison United states inventor, made electricity, photograph, microphone, etc.
Bessemer Process A steel making process.
Gospel of Wealth Describes the responcibility of philantrophy by the new upper class of self made rich.
Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 U.S law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry. Particularly its monopolistic practice. The act required that railroad rated be "reasonable and just" but did not empower the government to fix specific rates.
Alexander Graham Bell Scottish- born scientist, inventor, engineer, and innovator who is credited with patenting the first practical telephone.
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