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A community center wehre people could learn new skills and get help such as food and medicine.
Workers refusing to work until employers meet their demands.
a person who sets up and runs a business
a railroad that crossed the entire continent
very tall buildings
a group of workers who join together to improve working conditions
an economic system in which people are free to start and run their own businesses with limited government control.
poorly built apartment buildings
Government controls that were placed to limit immigration
this allows workers and employers to discuss and agree on working conditions.
a public announcement that tells people about a product or opportunity
John Philip Sousa
Immigrant who wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
A Chinese girl whose fight to attend public school led to a separate school for the Chinese children in San Francisco
An engineer who believed in the idea of building the Transcontinental Railroad
The Big Four
Stanford, Huntington, Hopkins, and Crocker
John D. Rockefeller
Built oil refineries an downed Standard Oil Company
Used steel canles and beams to build suspended bridges
invented the first practical light bulb
Ellen Gates Starr
Started Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago
Labor leader who helped start the AFL (American Federation of Labor)
improved an air brake system to stop trains more effectively
Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the telephone
Built steel mills and became wealthy.
used steel frames to construct much taller buildings
invented improved light bulb filament and an efficient way to produce it.
Yee Fung Cheung
A skilled herbalist who came from China to California where opened an herb shop.