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Industrial Age

Chapter 17/18

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This was Thomas Edison's most significant achievement. It was also called the incandescent lamp. Light bulb
He made large fortunes in the shipping business. Putted the NY Central Complex in place and integrated the Lake Shore in 1873. Cornelius Vanderbilt
Forms U.S steel, "world's first billion-dollar corporation." J.P. Morgan
A metal that used to be very expensive until it could be produced by the hundreds by mixing different compounds. Steel
The belief that new immigrants from Eastern Europe were inferior to those who were from Western Europe. Nativism
A philanthropist who published "Gospel Wealth," and also had his own steel company. Andrew Carnegie
Was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World Eugene Debs
Tall apartment buildings that were dingy, dirty, crowded, and disease ridden. Tenement
A combination of national craft unions established in 1886 American Federation of Labor
This act stated that all charges made by railroad "shall be reasonable and just." Interstate Commerce Act
The belief that the activities of people, that is, their business and social relationships were governed by the Darwinian principle, that the fittest will survive. Social Darwinism
Who was the author of "Wealth Against Commonwealth," a book that attacked Standard Oil and applied Darwin's concept of survival of the fittest. Henry Lloyd
These were community centers located in poor districts that provided guidance and services to all who would us them. Settlement houses
__________Age was an era of rapid economic growth, especially in the North and West Gilded Age
A photographer who used flash on his camera to capture the life of extreme poverty in New York City Jacob Riis
The use of children in industry or business, especially when illegal or considered inhumane. These extreme working conditions were common in the late 1800's in New York City Child Labor
One company controlling an entire market for profit. Monopoly
As a result of industrial expansion, there was a drastic increase in the need of labor. This in turn resulted in.. New Immigration
This act states that the federal government can break up economic enterprises that are so big and powerful they have monopoly. Sherman Antitrust Act
Focus on improving living conditions rather than on saving souls Social Gospel
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