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industrialism in U.S

Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger and More affordable
Andrew Carnegie Became one of the riches men in the world
John D. Rockefeller Standard oil Co. controlled 90% of the oil industry -monopoly. One of the richest men in world
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Co. - 1896. Developed AC
William Randolph Hearst Developed newspaper, Owned most of the newspaper in US by 1900- monopoly
Madame C.J. Walker First African American women to become a millionaire
J.P. Morgan Wealthiest and most powerful banker in U.S. during the Industrial Age
Natural Resources From nature, not made by people Ex.: iron, coal, oil, timber, water
Human Resources People who work to produce goods and services
Capital Resources Tools, machines, (money) that companies use to produce goods and services
Monopoly when one company has control of an industry
Sweatshop hot, cramped workshops
Triangle Shirtwaist Company A fire broke out and the workers were trapped inside. 150 people died, mostly young women
Lewis Hine led the movement against child labor
Labor Union organized groups working to gain improved working conditions
Samuel Gompers Form the American Federation of Labor
Strike workers refuse to work to try to force business to meet their demands
Mary Harris Jones helped lead the United Mine Workers, She was known as "Mother Jones'
Labor Day created by the labor unions to honor the workers in America
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