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Gilded

To be covered in a thin layer of gold paint

2

Progressive

Time for a change

3

Immigration

The action of coming to live permanently

4

Urbanization

Process of making an area more like a big city

5

Industrialization

A period of time when the country’s economy begins to turn raw materials into products

6

Suffrage

The right to vote in a political election

7

Enfranchise

To give the right to vote and participate in political life

8

Muckrakers

A journalist who exposes corruption

9

Free market

And economy based on supply and demand with no government restrictions

10

Monopolies

When one company controls are owns the whole market total control

11

Trusts

A group of separate companies placed under the control of single managing board

12

Captain of industry

A business leader who’s means of making money contributed positively to the country

13

Robber baron

A business leader using political means to achieve personal wealth

14

Laissez fair

Governments not interfering with free market

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Thomas Edison

Perfected the modern day lightbulb, phonograph, invented starter for automobiles that illuminates handcrank doing on my

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Who was an activist for women’s sufferage

Jane Adams

17

Who used photography as a way to encourage social reform

Jacob Riis

18

Who was the founder of the Ford motor company and developed the assembly line technique for mass production

Henry Ford

19

Who was a big business tycoon in the steel industry

Andrew Carnegie

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Who was a big business tycoon in the railroad industry

Cornelius Vanderbilt

21

Who was a big business tycoon in the oil industry

John D Rockefeller

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Who was a big business tycoon in the banking business

JP Morgan

23

Who played a major role in the Carnegie steel company

Henry Frick

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Who was a writer of books with the topics of social protest

Upton Sinclair

25

Who was a real Road executive that was appointed secretary of war during civil war

Tom Scott

26

Who is the father of skyscrapers

Louis Sullivan

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Who was an inventor and electrical engineer that contributed to an alternating current electric system that is widely used today

Nikola Tesla

28

What book by Upton Sinclair portrays the harsh conditions of immigrants in industrialized cities in the United States

The jungle

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What was the institution that Jane Addams established Services for the working class such as a day nursery gymnasium community kitchen and theater club

The hull house