A U.S. federal government agency, established in 1865, whose purpose was to aid the freed slaves in the South during the time of Reconstruction (provide education, food, jobs, land, etc.).
Freedmen's Bureau
Private ownership of industry, freedom of competition, and results in unequal economic classes.
The government lets the private businesses be and does not interfere in the workings of the free market (ex: does not regulate any safety laws).
Laissez - faire
The belief that Native - born Americans were superior to immigrants and led to anti - immigration laws.
Located in New York City and was one of the prime immigration stations in the U.S. that welcomed immigrants with the Statue of Liberty.
Ellis Island
The 16th President of the United States who passed the Emancipation Proclamation to free the slaves and was assassinated in Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth.
Abraham Lincoln
An immigration station located in San Francisco, California and was nicknamed "The Lonely Island" because immigrants were detained and interrogated.
Angel Island
A rags to riches industrialist who made a fortune in the steel industry and wrote books, lectures, and articles that praised American democracy and the free enterprise system.
Andrew Carnegie
Became a major philanthropist who founded the Standard Oil Company and was accused of being a robber baron from using unethical practices to gain his extraordinary wealth.
John D. Rockefeller
Banned entry to Chinese laborers and lasted 61 years.
Chinese Exclusion Act
The exclusive control or possession of the supply or trade of a product or service.