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EOC Ch. 14 Industry

The rise of the industrial United States

Edwin Drake First man to use a steam engine to drill for oil
Bessemer Process method used to make large amounts of steel; cheap, reliable
Thomas Edison inventor who became a pioneer in industrializing America
Christopher Sholes invented the typewriter
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone
transcontinental railroad completed in 1869, it spanned the country for the first time
George Pullman built a factory and a company town for building railroad sleeping cars
Credit Mobilier railroad building scheme in which stockholders inflated prices and pocketed profits
Munn v. Illinois court case in which states won the right to regulate railroads for the benefit of farmers and consumers
Interstate Commerce Act reestablished the right of the federal government to supervise railroad activities and established the ICC
Andrew Carnegie immigrant who used the Bessemer process to become the largest steel manufacturer in the world
vertical integration a process in which a businessperson attempts to acquire all aspects of a business from raw material to finished product in an effort to cut costs
horizontal integration a process in which a businessperson attempts to either buy out or eliminate all competition in an effort to control prices to his/her advantage
John Rockefeller owner of Standard Oil; one of the largest industrial tycoons in history and a master of horizontal integration
Sherman Antitrust Act made it illegal to form a trust that interfered with free trade between states or with other countries
Samuel Gompers leader of the American Federation of Labor
Eugene Debs socialist activist who formed the American Railway Union
Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies) radical socialist union that included miners, lumbermen, cannery and dock workers
Mary Harris Jones union organizer who crusaded against child labor and worked for the United Mine Workers of America
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