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Chapter 5 vocabulary

Chapter 5 vocabulary history

TermDefinition
Civil Service jobs in the federal government
conservation the protection and wise use of Earth's natural resources
depression a time when business activity is slow and many people are unemployed
gold standard an economic idea in which all paper money was backed by gold from the United States Treasury
inflation a sharp quick rise in prices
muckrakers writers who expose political and social wrongdoings in business and in government (they got their name because they raked up the muck, or dirt, in American life)
National Grange an organization that promotes laws that are helpful to farmers
settlement house provides poor people with services such as English classes, summer camp for children, and day care for the children of mothers who work
suffrage the right to vote
third party a political party other than the two major parties
trustbuster a person who tries to break up and punish business trusts
Created by: claymill2257