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Barbed Wire
Helped to end the open frontier
Populism
A political movement for the people
Merger
Combining 2 companies for bigger profit
Bessemer Process
Removing carbon from iron to make steel
Morrill Act
Set upb agricultural colleges and land grant universities
Homestead Act
160 acres of land if you farm it
Exoduster
African American settlers out west
Credit Mobilier
Construction Company used by railroads to steal money
Graft
Using political imfluence for personal gain
Horizontal Integration
Buying out your competition
Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the telephone
Sherman Anti-Trust act
failed to break up the trusts
Pre-Union conditions
12- 16 hour work day
dangerous working conditions
James Garfield
assassinated for his belief in civil service
Grover Cleveland
only president elected to 2 non-consecutive terms
nativists
People who hated immigrants
Boss Tweed
Ran Tamany Hall
John Rockefeller
made a monopoly in the oil business
Vertical Integration
Buying out the means of production and delivery to the consumer
Christopher Shoals
Invented the typewriter
Angel Island
Asian immigrants entered America through this place
Sitting Bull
Spiritual Leader of the Siouz Nation at the Battle of the Little Big Horn
Andrew Carnegie
cornered the market in the steel business
Political Machine
organization that controlled the politics of a city or state
tenements
cramped urban housing where most immigrants were forced to live
Horatio Alger
Wrote "rags to riches" novels that were very popular
Laissez Faire
"Hands-Off", no govenment influence on business
Effects of the Railroad on society in the late 19th century
*shortened travel time
*Time zones
*Cities formed at RR
*More people traveled west
Social Darwinism
Natural Selection amongst humans
*Let Robber Barons make money and no government interference
*Poor people and working class are on the bottom - taken advantage of