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Gilded Age Vocab

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 Firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something
Social Darwinism Any of various theories of society which emerged in america during the 1870's, claiming to apply biological concepts of natural selection and survival of the fittest to sociology and politics.
Nativism The policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants
Old Immigration Settlers who came to america in the mid 1800's
New Immigration Mostly european's who came to america to work
Labor Unions An organized association of workers, often in a trade or profession, formed to protect and further their rights and interests
Homestead An area of public land in the West given to US citizens willing to settle on and farm the land for at least five years
Ellis Island An island in New York that immigrant's lived on.
Statue of liberty A statue gifted from the French during the american revolution, symbolizing freedom and hope
Tenements A room or a set of rooms forming a separate residence within a house or block of apartments
Cholera An infectious and often fatal bacterial disease of the small intestine, typically contracted from infected water supplies
Political Machines A group in which an authoritative boss or small group commands the support of a corps of supporters and businesses
Chinese Exclusion Act A United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers
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