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Gilded Age

TermDefinition
Gilded Age A Period after the Civil War of extensive industrial growth, wealth, and political corruption.
Standard Oil Company An American Oil producing, transporting, refining, marketing company, and monopoly.
Monopoly the exclusive possession or control of the supply of or trade in a commodity or service.
Trust an arrangement whereby a person (a trustee) holds property as its nominal owner for the good of one or more beneficiaries.
Social Darwinism the theory that individuals, groups, and peoples are subject to the same Darwinian laws of natural selection as plants and animals.
Negativism The practice of being or tendency to be negative or skeptical in attitude while failing to offer positive suggestions or views.
Old Immigration Immigration that took place from 1776 to 1890. Occurred after the Revolutionary War and continued until after the end of the Civil War.
New Immigration 1892, traveling mostly from southeastern Europe. Immigrants migrated to escape problems in their native countries and in search of new opportunities in America.
Labor Unions An organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests.
Ellis Island An island in the harbor on New York City
Great Railroad Strike The first nation wide strike that was the result of economic depression that caused railroad wage cuts
Statue of Liberty A universal symbol for an idea, located on New York Harbor
Tenements Urban dwellings occupied by impoverished families; apartment houses that would fail to meet today's standards of safety, sanitation, and comfort.
Typhoid An illness caused by bacterium Salmonella Typhi; it was spread easily through water and killed millions of people.
Political Machines A group with one leader or boss that commands votes to maintain a political and administrative control of an area.
Chinese Exclusion Act An American law signed by President Chester Arthur prohibiting the immigration of Chinese Labors.
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