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Unit 7

Migration Westward

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Immigrant a person who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle.
Industrial Revolution The transformation from an agricultural to and industrial nation.
Capitalism an economic and social system in which capital, land and non-labor factors of production are privately owned.
Manufacturing The act of making a product from raw materials
Annex to join together
Republic a form of government; a political system in which the citizens elect the people who represent them in government.
Cede to give over; surrender to give up control of.
Claim a right to something
Forty-Niner a miner who took part in the California gold rush in 1849
Transcontinental Railroad a railroad network of tracks that crosses a continental landmass from coast to coast.
Northerner a resident of the Northern region of the United States
Southerner a resident of the Southern region of the United States
Agriculture the business of cultivating land, producing crops and raising livestock.
Manifest Desitiny the idea that the United States was destined to expand from sea to sea.
Foreign outside of one's own country
Demand the amount of a particular economic good or service that a consumer or group of consumers wants to purchase at a given time
Supply the total amount of a good or service available for purchase
Transportation any device used to move items or people from one location to another
Free enterprise also called a market economy; economy that relies mostly on market forces to distribute goods and resources and determine prices
Factory an industrial building where workers manufacture goods or supervise machines processing one product into another
Share any of the equal portions into which the capital stock of a corporation is divided and ownership of which is shown by a stock certificate
Entrepreneur Someone who starts and runs a new business.
Created by: iris.bennett