Alex Karlsson

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Alex Karlsson
2012-12-11 18:04:01
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  1. a community center where people could learn new skills and get help such as food and medicine
    settlement house
  2. workers refusing to work until employers meet their demands
  3. a person who sets up and runs a buisness
  4. oil
  5. a railroad that crossed the entire continent
    transcontinental railroad
  6. very tall buildings
  7. a group of workers who join together to improve working conditions
    labor union
  8. an economic system in which people are free to start and run their own buisnesses with limited government control
    free enterprise
  9. poorly built apartment buildings
  10. government controls that were placed to limit immigration
  11. this allows workers and employers to discuss and agree on working conditions
    collective bargaining
  12. a public announcment that tells people about a product or oppertunity
  13. immigrant who wrote "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
    John Philip Sousa
  14. a Chinese girl whose fight to attend public school led to a separate school for Chinese children in San Francisco
    Mamie Tape
  15. an engineer who believed in the idea of building the Transcontinental Railroad
    Theodore Judah
  16. Stanford, Huntington, hopkins, and Crocker
    The Big Four
  17. built oil refineries and owned Standard Oil Company
    John D. Rockefeller
  18. used steel cables and beams to build suspended bridges
    John Roebling
  19. invented the first practical lightbulb
    Thomas Alva Edison
  20. started Hull House, a settlment house in Chicago
    Ellen Gates Starr
  21. labor leader who helped start the AFL ( American Fedoration of Labor )
    Samuel Gompers
  22. improved an air brake system to stop trains more effectively
    Granville T. Woods
  23. invented the telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell
  24. built steel mills and became very wealthy
    Andrew Carnegie
  25. used steel frames to conduct much taller buildings
    William Jenney
  26. invented improved light bulb filament and an efficiant way to improve it
    Lewis Lattimer
  27. a skilled herbalist who came from China to California where he opened an herb shop
    Yee Fung Cheung