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KS History Key Terms

Chapter 6, Lessons 1 - 3

a period when the economy is suffering from mass unemployment and low business activity depression
someone willing to take risks by investing in and managing new businesses entrepreneur
to remove precious natural resources from under the ground extract
the spread of factories and machines in a city or country industrialization
the process of buying stocks in a company investing
the belief that physical comfort and possessions are more important than anything else materialism
small pieces of ownership in a company stocks
a group of companies that works together to beat out the competition in an industry trust
the making, selling, or transporting of illegal alcohol bootlegging
to help a candidate or political party win an election electioneering
a speech given by a person before they formally take office inaugural address
to try to influence lawmakers to take a specific action lobby
having to do with a city or town municipal
the effort to end the use, production, and sale of alcohol prohibition
to give formal approval; confirm ratify
the right to vote suffrage
the complete avoidance of alcoholic beverages temperance
an economic system where the production of all goods and services is owned by private citizens, not the government capitalism
when a lender, often a bank, takes back property because the payee has failed to make payments on it foreclosure
to make money out of metal mint
a US political movement that sought to represent the interests of farmers and laborers in the 1890's populism
promoting or favoring progress toward better conditions or new policies, ideas, or methods progressive
a system where the people as a community or the government own the major industries of a country socialism
describing an idealized or perfect place utopian
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