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Industrial Age

TermDefinition
a huge change or a change in the ways things are done revolution
having to do with industry, business, or manufacturing industrial
a change from making things by hand to making them in factories industrial revolution
Transportation took a huge leap forward with the invention of this. locomotive (train)
a wealthy, powerful person in business or industry tycoon
Co-founder of the Central Pacific Railroad, creator of Stanford University, and governor of California Leland Stanford
This invention could only spin one thread at a time. spinning wheel
This invention could spin 8 threads at a time. spinning jenny
This renewable resource was used to power new textile (clothing) inventions. water
Name two inventions which changed the rate at which farmers could do their work and produce more. seed drill and reaper
Which invention allowed buildings to be built much taller? steel
Why couldn't tall buildings be made with iron? It was too soft and the buildings would bend.
Who became a millionaire by mass producing steel? Andrew Carnegie
Who invented the light bulb and the phonograph? Thomas Edison
Who patented the first telephone? Alexander Graham Bell
Who became the richest man in the world in the oil business? John D. Rockefeller
Who invented the first practical car? Henry Ford
Who were the first men to successfully fly an airplane? Orville and Wilbur Wright
What term describes a situation where one company controls an entire industry and is so big and powerful that all of its competitors are destroyed? monopoly
JP Morgan was well known for buying and fixing failed businesses. What term was used to describe this process? Morganization
What was the name given to industrialists who controlled much of the nation's wealth? robber barons
Who is a modern day person that can be compared to the 19th century industrialists? Donald Trump, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs
What does suffrage mean? the right to vote
Name one suffragette. Susan B. Anthony or Elizabeth Cady Stanton
What was the temperance movement and prohibition about? making alcohol illegal
What was the name of the incident where women working in a factory had to jump to their death to avoid being burned alive? Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Created by: ritaephillips