Chapter 14 and 15 Vocab Kennedy peggs

Clipper Ship

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

Telegraph

A device that used electric signals to send messages.

Morse code

A system of dots and dashes that represent the alphabet.

Trade Union

Group of workers with the same trade, or skill.

Strike

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

Prejudice

An unfair opinion not based on facts.

Discrimination

Unfair treatment

Famine

An extreme shortage of food

Nativist

Person opposed to immigration

Productivity

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

Domestic Slave Trade

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

Yeoman

Farmer who owns a small farm.

Overseer

plantation manager

Spiritual

An African American religious folk song.

Slave Codes

Laws in a Southern state that controlled enslaved people.

Underground Railroad

A system of cooperation to aid a house enslaves people who had escaped.

Literacy

The ability to read and write.

Revival

Religious meeting

Utopia

Community based on a vision of the perfect society.

Temperance

Drinking little or no alcohol

Normal School

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

Civil Disobedience

Refusing to obey laws considered unjust.

Abolitionist

Person who sought the end of slavery in the United States in the early 1800s.

Suffrage

The right to vote

Coeducation

The teaching of males and females together.

Innovation

A new development or invention

Transform

To change significantly

License

To give an official authority to do something

Community

Group of people who live in the same area

Process

To prepare

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