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The Turn of the Century

Terms dealing with the turn of the century

BellInvented the telephone
copyrightexclusive rights for written material
EdisonCreated the most inventions of all time
EuropeWhere most of the nations technology came from prior to the 1900's.
KittyhawkWhere the first flight took place
NAACPFought for blacks to have equal rights
PatentExclusive rights to an invention
Settlement HousesPlaces set up for the needy
Social gospelReligious leaders told their people to spread the word of the gospel on the streets
VaudevilleTalent shows
Wright brothersInvented the airplane
Social workersPeople who devote their lives to helping others
reformA change for the better
FordInvented the first auto
John DewyTaught type of education in which people learn by doing
ProgressiveEducation in which people learn by doing
39 millionNumber of people in country in 1900
white caucasianmain race in 1900
Protestantmain religion in 1900
43life expectancy
ruralWhere people lived around the turn of the century
5number of years of formal education in 1900
3Average number of children
Bread, meat, potatosaverage meal
Reading,writing, mathEducation focused on these areas
Boxing, Baseball, footballThree main sports in 1900
games,bible,piano,vaudevilleTypes of entertainment in 1900
respect,religion, patriotism, familyvalues of the turn of the century
7number of years for a patent
Age,wages,hoursImprovements in child labor laws
Business,society,governmentReform took place in these three areas around the turn of the century
poems,books,songs,logosexamples of copyrights
Technology,diet,medicinereforms in the medical field

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