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Bessemer process a steel-making process, now largely superseded, in which carbon, silicon, and other impurities are removed from molten pig iron by oxidation in a blast of air in a special tilting retort.
telephone is a telecommunications device that permits two or more users to conduct a conversation when they are too far apart to be heard directly.
great plains is a broad expanse of flat land much of it covered in prairie, steppe, and grassland, located in America and Canada.
Indian wars is the collective name for the various armed conflicts that were fought by European governments and colonists, and later by the United States and Canadian governments and American and Canadian.
american Indian citizenship act he government of the United States confers citizenship on all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the country.
transcontinental railroad A train route across the United States, finished in 1869.
Alexander graham was a Scottish-born American inventor, scientist, and engineer who is credited with inventing and patenting the first practical telephone.
Thomas Edison s most famous as the inventor of the incandescent light bulb, but what many people don't realize is that he also invented the motion picture camera.
frontier is defined as “a region at the edge of a settled area”.
Klondike gold rush was a migration by an estimated 100,000 prospectors to the Klondike region of the Yukon, in north-western Canada, between 1896 and 1899.
reservations is an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs.
homestead act was a law passed by Congress in 1862 that granted 160 acres of federal land to any U.S. citizen.
Dawes act A federal law intended to turn Native Americans into farmers and landowners by providing cooperating families.