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Henry Wells and William G. Fargo. ambitious express establish venture destination conveyance merchandise promoted executive fee deposit highwaymen. Online voc. test and activities http://www.quia.com/tq/334988.html. Open Court 4th Grade Unit 2 Dollars and Sense - lesson 2

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henry wells and william g fargo
Henry Wells and William G. Fargo
  • ambitious
  • express
  • establish
  • venture
  • destination
  • conveyance
  • merchandise
  • promoted
  • executive
  • fee
  • deposit
  • highwaymen

Online voc. test and activities

http://www.quia.com/tq/334988.html

Open Court 4th Grade

Unit 2 Dollars and Sense - lesson 2

pp. 132-141 Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide2

Ambitious-“Use context clues”

He also proved to be an ambitious man who wanted to be in business for himself.

My ambitious sister

wants to be the class

president and

soccer team captain.

Ambitious - trying hard to succeed

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide3
Express- “Use context clues”
  • In keeping with the word express- which mean "rapid conveyance"-the company was in the business of making deliveries as swiftly as possible.
  • The express bus travels quickly because it make fewer stops.

Express - a fast system of delivering goods or mail

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide4
Establish-“Use context clues”
  • They decided that they must establish a company in the new state.
  • The lifeguards met to establish safety rules for the new swimming pool.
  • Establish - to start, create or begin

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide5
Venture- “Use context clues”
  • There, Wells and Fargo laid

plans for their new venture.

  • We wished the new store owners good luck in their business venture.

Venture - a risky new business

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide6
Destination“Use context clues”
  • The employees there would look up the miner's latest card and forward the letter to its proper destination.
  • We flew to Chicago first, but Los Angeles was our final destination.
  • Destination - the place to which someone or something is to go

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide7
Conveyance“Use context clues”
  • The conveyance of the fruits and vegetables in a safe manner was difficult in the old truck.
  • In keeping with the word express- which mean "rapid conveyance"-the company was in the business of making deliveries as swiftly as possible.
  • Conveyance - the act of taking something from one place to another

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide8
Merchandise“Use context clues”
  • It delivered all kinds of things, from letters and packages to merchandise and money.
  • Kelly received the merchandise from the store.
  • Merchandise - things for sale, goods

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide9
Promoted “Use context clues”
  • She proved so good at her job that she was promoted to positions of greater responsibility.
  • Lieutenant Commander Walker was promoted to Commander late last month.
  • Promoted - to advance in rank, position, or grade

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide10
Executive“Use context clues”
  • Fargo became a high-ranking executive with American Express when that company took shape.
  • The executive of that company gave rewards to deserving employees.
  • Executive - A person who directs or manages

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide11
Fee- “Use context clues”
  • The service would carry letters for slightly higher fee than the Postal Service charged.
  • The bank has a monthly fee of $7 on every account.
  • Fee - money requested or paid for some service or right

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide12
Deposit- “Use context clues”
  • In return, he was given a slip of paper with the exact amount of the deposit written on it.
  • They made a large deposit in the bank.
  • Deposit - money or valuable things in a bank or safe place

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

slide13
Highwaymen - “Use context clues”
  • By letting the highwaymen know that

they would pay dearly for their

crimes, Wells hoped to discourage

at least some robbery attempts.

  • When the stagecoach was stopped by the highwaymen, the passengers were very nervous and afraid.
  • Highwaymen- a robber who steals from travelers on a road

Melissa Lape/ Wilson Elementary

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William G. Fargo Open Court- page 134

1. When was Mr. Fargo born?

Month date and year______________________

2. How many years younger was Fargo than Wells? __________________

3. Where was he born? City and State

_________________________________

4. Where did he work before he was a deliveryman?

________________________________

5. When did he go to work for Wells? Year

___________________________________________

6. Why were his deliveries very swift?

___________________________________________

7. Why did Wells make Fargo a partner in his business?

________________________________________________

8. What position did Fargo have in the American Express

Company? _________________________________

9. Why had California become one of the busiest regions in the

west in 1848?

_____________________________________

10. What company did Fargo and his friend establish in the

new state of CA?

_______________________________________________

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary

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Henry Wells Open Court- page 133

1. When was Mr. Wells born?

Month date and year______________________

2. Where was he raised? Name of town

________________________________

3. What does express mean in the story?

___________________________________________

4. Where did he first work in New York State?

________________________________

5. What did that company do?

___________________________________________

6. Why was he promoted ?

___________________________________________

7. When did he form his own express business? Year

___________________________

8. What was his second firm called?

_________________________________

9. Which firm took shape in 1850?

_____________________________________

10. Which one of his companies is a giant operation doing

business today?

_______________________________________________

Melissa Lape / Wilson Elementary