Social Studies

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  1. settlement house
    community center where people could learn new skills and get help such as food and medicine
  2. strike
    workers refusing to work until employer meet their demands
  3. petroleum
  4. transcontinental railroad
    a railroad that crossed the entire continent
  5. skyscraper
    very tall buildings
  6. labor union
    group of workers who join together to improve working conditions
  7. entrepreneur
    person who sets up and runs a business
  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 building
  10. regulations
    government controls that were to limit
  11. collective bagaining
    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 Chinese childrenn in San Francisco
  15. Theodore Judah
    an engineer who believed in the idea of building the Transcontinental Railroad
  16. The Big Four
    Staford, Huntington, Hopkins and Crocker
  17. John D Rockefeller
    Built oil refineries and owned Standard Oil Company
  18. John Roebling
    Used steel cables and beams to build suspended bridges
  19. Thomas Alva Edison
    Invented the first practial light bulb
  20. Jane Adams
    Started Hull House, a settlement house in Chicago
  21. Samuel Gompers
    Labor leader who helped start the AFL (American Federation of Labor)
  22. Granville T. Woods
    Improvd an air brake system to stop trains more effectively
  23. Alexander Gram Bell
    Invented the telephone
  24. Andrew Carnegie
    Built steel mills and became very 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 cam from China to California where he opened an herb shop
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