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industrialism in U.S

TermDefinition
Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger.
Andrew carnegie 1870 starts to make steel in Pittsburgh, PA. Became one of the richest men in the world.
John D. Rockefeller stand oil co. controlled 90% of the oil industry monopoly.
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric co. Developed AC
William Randolph Hearst Developed newspaper business. Owned most of the news papers in the U.S. by 1900
Madame C.J. walker First African American woman 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 fire broke out and the workers were trapped inside. 150 people died mostly young woman
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 (AFL)
strike workers refuse to work to try to force businesses to meet their demands.
Mary Harris Jones helped lead the united mine workers. known as Mother Jones
Labor day created by the labor unions to honor the workers
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