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SS Vocab Ch.12

Social Studies Vocabulary words w/ meanings

charterpermission to operate given to the La. Lottery Company
Bourbonsumcomplimentary term for the Redeemer-Democrate
cottonmain crop of the state in the late 1800s
convictsleased to businesses by state to earn money
disfranchiseto take away one's right to vote
Jim Crow Lawsanother name for laws separating the races
separate-but-equalU.S. Supreme Court established this in Plessy v. Ferguson
Exodustersname given to black farm workers who left the state for Kansas in the late 1800s
labor unionan organization to help workers get better wages
railroadsprovided easy transportation for the lumber industry
Jenningssite of first succesful oil well in state
saltmineral mined at Avery Island
jettiesJames Eads plan to widen the mouth of the Mississippi River
progressivesreformers who believed that government could solve society's problems
James B. Aswellthe "father of modern education in LA.
James A. LeJeuneLa. hero of WWI

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