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Industrialism In U.S

Henry Bessemer developed a process to male steel stronger
Andrew Carnegie starts to make steel in Pittsburgh, PA. Became one of the richest men in the world
John D. Rockefeller Standard oil Co. controlled 90% of the oil industry
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Co. Developed AC (Alternating Current)
William Randolph Hearst Developed newspaper business. Owned most of of the newspapers 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 U.S. during the industrial age.
Sweatshop hot, cramped workshots
triangle shirtwaist company fire broke out and workers were trapped inside. 150 people died
Lewis Hine led movement against child labor
labor union organized groups working to gain improved working conditions
Samuel Gompers from the American Federation of labor (AFL)
Strike workers refuse to work to try to force businesses to meet their demands
Marry Harris Jones helped lead the United Mine workers, Known as "Mother Jones"
Labor Day Created by labor unions to honor the workers in America
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