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  1. Settlement House
    A community center wehre people could learn new skills and get help such as food and medicine.
  2. Strike
    Workers refusing to work until employers meet their demands.
  3. entrepreneur
    a person who sets up and runs a business
  4. petroleum
  5. Transcontinental Railroad
    a railroad that crossed the entire continent
  6. skyscrapers
    very tall buildings
  7. labor union
    a group of workers who join together to improve working conditions
  8. free enterprise
    an economic system in which people are free to start and run their own businesses with limited government control.
  9. tenements
    poorly built apartment buildings
  10. regulations
    Government controls that were placed to limit immigration
  11. collective bargaining
    this allows workers and employers to discuss and agree on working conditions.
  12. advertisement
    a public announcement that tells people about a product or opportunity
  13. John Philip Sousa
    Immigrant who wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
  14. Mamie Tape
    A Chinese girl whose fight to attend public school led to a  separate school for the Chinese children in San Francisco
  15. Theodore Judah
    An engineer who believed in the idea of building the Transcontinental Railroad
  16. The Big Four
    Stanford, Huntington, Hopkins, and Crocker
  17. John D. Rockefeller
    Built oil refineries an downed Standard Oil Company
  18. John Roebling
    Used steel canles and beams to build suspended bridges
  19. Thomas Edison
    invented the first practical light bulb
  20. Ellen Gates Starr
    Started Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago
  21. Samuel Gampers
    Labor leader who helped start the AFL (American Federation of Labor)
  22. George Westinghouse
    improved an air brake system to stop trains more effectively
  23. Alexander Graham Bell
    Invented the telephone
  24. Andrew Carnegie
    Built steel mills and became wealthy.
  25. William Jenney
    used steel frames to construct much taller buildings
  26. Lewis Lattimer
    invented improved light bulb filament and an efficient way to produce it.
  27. Yee Fung Cheung
    A skilled herbalist who came from China to California where opened an herb shop.
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