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Elias Howe
invented the sewing machine
Robert Fulton
invented the steamboat
Peter Cooper
American Steam locomotive
Samuel Morse
the telegraph
John Deere
the steel-tipped plow
Cyrus McCormick
mechanical reaper
Sarah G. Bagley
petitioned fom a 10 hour work day in 1845
trade union
organization of workers
strike
refusing to work
prejudice
unfair opinion not based on facts
discrimination
unfair treatment
famine
extreme shortage of food
Nativist
people opposed to immigration
know-nothing party
political party of the nativists
Sickles
what farmers used for hundreds of years to cut grain
Great Plains
treeless area west of Missouri and Iowa
North and Midwest
where most of the railroads were located
Lowell, Massachusetts
early mills were established
African Americans
Couldn't Vote
Segregated hospitals and schools
Could only afford low-paying jobs
What years did immigration increase dramatically?
1840-1860
What was the largest group of immigrants and why did they come?
Irish, potato famine
What was the second largest group of immigrants?
Germans
Where did Germans move to?
Midwest and western territories
What became the largest city?
New York