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Bessemer Process The Bessemer Process was the first process that was able to mass produce steel cheaply
Telephone Similar to the telegraph as it could transmit a message over a long distance but instead of morse code, it was audio coming out the other end
Great Plains The Great Plains were a broad expanse of flat grasslands that were in the middle of North America
Indian Wars The Indian Wars were groups of battles fought between the European settles and the various Native American tribes
American Indian Citizenship Act The Indian citizenship act granted citizenship upon all natives
Transcontinental Railroad The Transcontinental Railroad was the railroad that stretched across the United States and was finished in 1869
Thomas Edison Edison was a American Inventor and examples being generating electricity and mass communication
Klondike Gold Rush The Klondike Gold Rush was a migration of prospectors looking for gold to the Klondike region of the Yukon from 1896 to 1899
Reservation A reservation is a land granted by the federal government to Native Americans
Alexander Graham Bell A American inventor known for inventing and patenting the first telephone
Fontier A very large expanse of land
Homestead Act A act that allowed a person to acquire ownership of government land
Dawes Act The Dawes Act broke up previously given reservations into smaller pieces of land for natives live on
Created by: JBasaldua2003