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Turn of the Century

US History Turn of the Century Vocabulary

TermDefinition
Contributed to American life by completing the first powered flight The Wright Brothers
Came up with numerous ways to use peanut products George Washington Carver
Invented the telephone Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the filament for the electric light bulb Thomas Edison
President during the Spanish-American War William McKinley
A style of journalism that exaggerates stories to attract readers ("Remember the Maine!") Yellow Journalism
A cattle trail named after a Cherokee Indian tracker named Jesse Chisholm Chisholm Trail
A group of former slaves who worked on the cattle trails Black Cowboys of Texas
A waterway that connected the Atlantic and the Pacific Oceans The Panama Canal
A conflict between Cuba and Spain; the United States got involved in 1898 Spanish-American War
President from 1901-1909; helped finish the building of the Panama Canal Theodore Roosevelt
Created by: ShaverHan