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CLIPPER
A fast pace sailing ship like the Rainbow or Sea Witch.
TELEGRAPH
A device used to send messages across a wire.
SEAMSTRESS
Women who sewed for a living.
PATENT
The exclusive right to use, make or sell an invention.
ROYALTY
A payment for every time something is built, sold, used, viewed, sung, etc after the original time. (A royalty is paid if a song is used in a commercial, for instance.)
CYRUS McCORMICK
Demonstrated a smart curious machine known as the REAPER.
JOHN DEERE
A Vermont blacksmith who made a LIGHT WEIGHT PLOW from polished steel.
SAMUEL F.B. MORSE
Inventor of the Morse Code, a system to send messages over wire using long and short dashes.
LABOR UNIONS
Organizations that worked to improve working conditions and wages for their members.
STRIKE
When workers refuse to do their jobs until their employers meet their demands.
IMMIGRANT
A person who comes to a country with the intention of living there permanently.
ASSIMILATE
To adopt the manners and language of the new country.
NATIVIST
Americans who mistrusted the immigrants and wanted to discourage immigrants from coming to the country.
YEOMANRY
White families on small Southern farms.
DISCRIMINATION
When certain groups of people are not treated well based on what others see in them as being different.
OVERSEER
The person who supervised the slaves at work.
SLAVE CODES
Laws passed to control the slaves. The codes denied the slaves their basic human rights (freedom, not owning property).
EXTENDED FAMILY
A family of not only the mother, father and children, but grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins who stuck together.
NAT TURNER
An African American who led a revolt (a battle against what was being done)in Virginia.
DENMARK VESEY
An enslave African American who won money in a street lottery and bought his freedom.