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Industrialism in U.S

TermDefinition
Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger and more affordable
Andrew Carnegie made steel in Pittsburgh, PA. Became one of the richest men in the world.
John D. Rockefeller His Standard oil Co. controlled 90% of the oil industry-monopoly
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Co. - 1896. Developed AC
William Randolph Hearst Owned most of the newspapers in US by 1900-monopoly
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. 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.
Lewis Hine led the movement against child labor
labor union organized groups working to gain improved working conditions
Samuel Gompers formed 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 in America.
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