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free enterprise
economic system in which businesses have the freedom to offer for sale many kinds of goods and services
transcontinental railroad
a railroad that went across the continent from Atlantic to Pacific
capital resource
money needed to run a business
invest
to buy shares in a business in the hope of making a profit
stock
a share in a business
corporation
business that sells shares of stock to investors
entrepreneur
person who takes a chance by opening up a business
consolidate
to join together, as in a business
refinery
a factory where crude oil is made into usable products
monopoly
to have almost complete control over a particular industry as in Carnegie and Rockefeller.
time zone
a region in which a single time is used
human resource
a worker
strike
to stop work and carry signs in order to get business owners to listen to their workers
labor union
a group of workers who take action to improve their working conditions
federation
organization made up of many groups
regulate
to control by law (government regulates some businesses)
prejudice
a feeling some people have against others because of their race or culture
barrio
a city neighborhood of Spanish-speaking people
tenement
crowded, poorly built apartment houses (often homes for immigrants)
naturalization
way for immigrants to become US citizens
settlement house
community centers in cities that helped immigrants learn skills
skyscraper
a tall, steel frame building
Chapter 15 Industry and Immigration:
free enterprise, trancontinental railroad, capital resource, invest, stock, corporation,
entrepreneur, consolidate, refinery, monopoly, time zone, human resource, strike, labor union, federation, regulate, prejudice, barrio, tenement, naturalization, settlement house, skyscraper