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Industrial Revolutio

TermDefinition
Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) In 1876 he patented the invention of the telephone
Andrew Carnegie Carnegie controlled the steel industry in the late 1800s by purchasing mines, ships, railroads, and mills; the means of steel production
Henry Ford (1863-1947) He was an American businessman, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, the father of modern assembly lines, and an inventor credited with 161 patents.
Industrial Revolution A period of rapid growth in the use of machines in manufacturing and production that began in the mid-1700s.
John D. Rockefeller American businessman-founder of the Standard Oil Company (a major monopoly)
Monopoly Complete control of a product or business by one person or group; and a fun game!!
Samuel Gompers He was the creator of the American Federation of Labor. He provided a stable and unified union for skilled workers.
Textiles Fabrics that are woven or knitted; material for clothing
Thomas Edison American inventor best known for inventing the electric light bulb, acoustic recording on wax cylinders, and motion pictures.
Capitalism An economic system based on a free market, open competition, profit motive and private ownership of the means of production.
The American Federation of Labor The American Federation of Labor was started by Samuel Gompers in 1886. It was a labor union that sought to better the lives of workers.
Robber Barons Refers to the industrialists or big business owners who gained huge profits by paying their employees extremely low wages.
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