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Gilded Age

Transcontinental Railroad Railroad that linked the eastern and western coasts of the US. Americans can travel faster across the United States
Alexander Graham Bell invented the 1st telephone. Americans can communicate better
Thomas Edison invented the 1st telephone. Americans can work longer hours.
Andrew Carnegie was a businessman who controlled most of the United States steel in the late 1800's
John Rockefeller was a businessman who controlled most of the United States oil in the late 1800's
Homestead Act This law made it easy for Americans to own land in the Western United States.
Labor Unions A group of workers trying to improve working conditions. They want higher wages and shorter working hours
Push Factors reasons why people leave their country. Poverty, war, oppresion
Pull Factors Reasons why people move to America. Jobs and America freedom
Americanization learn English and dress like Americans
Urbanization moving to the city usually looking for better jobs. Many Americans moved to cities in the late 1800's.
Tenements Families lived in small apartments in the cities in the late 1800's. Apartments had no heat and air.
Capitalism American system where citizens can own their own business.
Created by: rcurtis



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