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Ch. 11 Vocabulary

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cotton gin a machine that removes seeds from cotton fiber
interchangeable part a part of a machine or device that can be replaced by another, identical part
patent sole legal right to an invention and its profits
technology equipment that makes use of advanced knowledge and skill to solve a problem or do a task
capitalism economic system in which people and companies own the means of production
capital money or other items, such as machines or buildings, used to create wealth
free enterprise a type of economy in which people are free to buy, sell, and produce whatever they want
element part of a large whole
census the official count of a population
turnpike road on which tolls are collected
reveal to show
canal an artificial waterway
lock separate compartment in which water levels rise and fall in order to raise or lower boats on a canal
region an area defined by a feature or characteristic
intense very strong
internal within the country
sectionalism rivalry based on the special interests of different areas
monopoly a market where there is only one provider
interstate commerce economic activity taking place between two or more states
cede to transfer control of something
Created by: leonh