Chapters 14 & 15 Vocabulary By: Mackenzie clarke

Chapter 14

Lesson 1

Clipper Ship

Clipper Ship

Definition: Ship with sleek hulls and tall sails that "clipped" time from long journeys.

Telegraph

Telegraph

Definition: A device that used electric signals to send messages.

Morse Code

Morse Code

Definition: A system of dots and dashes that represent the alphabet.

Trade Union

Trade Union

Definition: Group of workers with the same trade, or skill.

Strike

Strike

Definition: A work stoppage by employees as a protest against an employer.

Prejudice

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Definition: an unfair opinion not based on facts.

Discrimination

Discrimination

Definition: unfair treatment

Famine

Famine

Definition: An extreme shortage of food.

Nativist

Nativist

Definition: person opposed to immigration

Productivity

Productivity

Definition: A measure of how much a worker can produce with a given amount of time and effort.

Domestic Slave Trade

Domestic Slave Trade

Definition: The trade of enslaved people among states of the United States.

Yeomen

Yeomen

Definition: Farmer who owns a small farm.

Overseer

Overseer

Definition: Plantation Manager

Spiritual

Spiritual

Definition: an African American religious folk song.

Slave Code

Slave Code

Definition: Laws in a southern state that controlled enslaved people.

Underground Railroad

underground Railroad

Definition: A system of cooperation to aid and house enslaved people who had escaped.

Literacy

Literacy

Definition: The ability to read and write.

Revival

Revival

Definition: Religious meeting

Utopia

Utopia

Definition: Community based on a vision of the perfect society.

Temperance

Temperance

Definition: Drinking little or no alcohol.

Normal School

Normal School

Definition: State-supported school for training school training high school graduates to become teachers.

Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience

Definition: Refusing to obey laws considered unjust.

Abolitionist

Abolitionist

Definition: Person who sought the end of slavery in the United States in the early 1800's

Suffrage

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