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Industrialism in US

TermDefinition
Henry Bessemer Developed a process to make steel stonger
Andrew Carnegie Starts to make steel in Pittsburgh, PA. Became one of the richest men in the world
John D. Rockefeller Standard oil company controlled 90% of the oil industry- monopoly
George Westinghouse Westinghouse electric company, Developed AC (Alternating Current)
William Randolph Hearst Developed newspaper business. Owned most of the newspaper in US by 1900
Madame C.J. Walker First African american woman to become a millionaire
J.P. Morgan Wealthiest and most powerful banker in the U.S. during the industrial age
Natural Resources From nature, not made by people. Examples: iron, coal, oil, timber, water
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. 150 people died.
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. Was known as Mother Jones
Labor Day Created by the labor unions to honor the workers in America
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