American History - Part 2
Reconstructing and Expanding America (1865-1890)

Big Business, Page 2

Icon for ObjectivesBig Business: Objectives

After you have completed this section, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the lives of key industrialists and entrepreneurs of the era.
  2. Examine the impact of competition in big business and the human response to competition.
  3. Understand the purpose of key Congressional legislation in business regulation.
  4. Identify workforce and industry trends in U.S. population data.
  5. Identify key dates and the contributions of key people during the period of capitalistic growth.
  6. Define the following terms:
    • Captains of Industry
    • Social Darwinism
    • Monopoly
    • Consumer
    • Horizontal integration
    • Vertical integration
    • Economies of scale
    • Cartel
    • Trust
    • Stock
    • Robber baron
    • Tariff
    • Inflation
    • Deflation
    • Pendleton Civil Service Act
    • Bland-Allison Act
    • Sherman Antitrust Act
    • Contract Labor Act
    • Enumerator
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