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STARR vocab for Dual US History

The Grange Group that protects the interest of the farmers of America.
Exodusters Group of Black settlers that left the South to escape sever discrimination.
Andrew Carnegie The owner of the most productive steel mill in the world in the late 1800's.
John D. Rockefeller The owner of 90% of oil production in America. Has a vertical monopoly on his production.
Terence Powderly Leader of the Knights of Labor in the late 1880s.
Samuel Gompers Leader of the American Federation of Labor.
Eugene Debs Founding member of the "Industrial Workers of the World" and five time socialist presidential candidate.
Knights of Labor An Unsuccessful labor union that tried to drastically change the working conditions across America.
American Federation of Labor A more successful labor union for skilled workers that lobbied for practical change over a number of years.
Populist Party The Populist movement was a revolt by farmers in the South and Midwest against the Democratic and Republican Parties who had ignored the needs of farmers.
U.S. Constitution. The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States.
1st Amendment The rights of the people to speech, assembly, protest, religion, and petitions.
2nd Amendment The rights of the people to own and bear arms.
3rd Amendment The people shall not be forced to quarter soldiers.
4th Amendment The right of the people to personal documents that cannot be searched without warrant.
5th Amendment The right of the people to not speak on issues that could incriminate them in a court of law.
6th Amendment The right of the people to a fair and quick trial.
7th Amendment The right of the people to a trial by a jury of their peers.
8th Amendment Prevents excessive fines or bail.
9th Amendment Protects rights not enumerated in the Constitution
10th Amendment Reinforces the principle of federalism by stating that the federal government possesses only those powers delegated to it by the states or the people through the Constitution
11th Amendment Makes states immune from suits from out-of-state citizens and foreigners not living within the state borders
12th Amendment Revises presidential election procedures by having the president and vice president elected together as opposed to the vice president being the runner up in the presidential election
13th Amendment Abolishes slavery, and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime
14th Amendment Defines citizenship, contains the Privileges or Immunities Clause, the Due Process Clause, the Equal Protection Clause
15th Amendment Prohibits the denial of the right to vote based on race, color or previous condition of servitude
Pacific Railroad Act The Pacific Railroad Acts were a series of acts of Congress that promoted the construction of a "transcontinental railroad"
Homestead Act The Homestead Acts were several laws in the United States by which an applicant could acquire ownership of government land
Chinese Exclusion Act The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
Munn vs. Illinois Munn v. Illinois, 94 U.S. 113, was a United States Supreme Court case in which the Court upheld the power of government to regulate private industries.
Dawes Act The Dawes Act of 1887, authorized the President of the United States to survey Native American tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Native Americans.
Interstate Commerce Act The Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 is a United States federal law that was designed to regulate the railroad industry, particularly its monopolistic practices
Sherman Anit-trust Act The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 was a United States antitrust law that was passed by Congress under the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, which regulates competition among enterprises.
Battle of the Little Bighorn Commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was an armed engagement between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States
Wounded Knee Masacre A misunderstanding during a disarmament of a tribe of Lakota led to the masacre of 300 people.
Railroad Strike of 1877 The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 started on July 14 in response to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O) cutting wages of workers for the third time in a year. Striking workers would not allow any of the trains until their pay was restored.
Haymarket Riot of 1886 An incident where four workers and a policeman were killed after a bomb was thrown during a peaceful protest.
Homestead Strike A strike at Homestead Steel Mill in Pittsburgh where workers boarded up the miil until state militia had to be called in to pacify the workers.
Pullman Strike An incident where American Railway Union workers refused to run freight trains wit pullman cars on them.
Gilded Age The Gilded Age was a time where large companies were making large amounts of money while workers were struggling to make ends meet.
Assimilation Cultural assimilation is the process in which a minority group or culture comes to resemble those of a dominant group.
Americanization The assimilation of immigrants and other cultures into American life.
Robber Barons A person who has become rich through ruthless and unscrupulous business practices.
Captains of Industry In the late 19th century a captain of industry was a business leader whose means of amassing a personal fortune contributed positively to the country in some way.
Philanthropy Work done by a person or organization for the betterment of their fellow man.
Monopoly Controlling the production and sale of an entire product.
Economics The science of the economy as well as how to make and manage money.
Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship is the process of designing, launching and running a new business.
Trusts Three-party fiduciary relationship in which the first party, the trustor or settlor, transfers a property upon the second party for the benefit of the third party, the beneficiary.
Social Darwinism the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals.
Nativism Nativism is the political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
Social Gospel The Social Gospel was a movement in Protestantism that applied Christian ethics to social problems.
Ethnically Homogeneous Ethnic homogeneity means that everyone in the area or group has a similar ethnic background
Political boss/Political machine A political machine is a political group in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses.
Infrastructure Infrastructure refers to the fundamental facilities and systems serving a country, city, or other area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.
Urban In an area with infrastructure and and economy based off of production.
Rural In a lesser developed area where the economy is based off of agriculture.
Political Corruption When a company pays politicians so that they control the laws made to their advantages.
Segregation The division of people based on their race.
Industrialization The increase of production in an area.
Labor Union A group that represents the wants and needs of workers.
Entrepreneur A person looking to start a business.
Free Enterprise A system in which the government does not dictate how a company conducts business or what that company has to sell.
Inflation When the value or price of goods increases but the value of a countries currency does not .
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