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Industrialism in U.S

TermDefinition
Henry Bessemer Developed a process tom make steel stronger.
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. One of the richest men in the world.
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Co. -1896. Developed AC
William Randolph Hearst Newspaper. Owned most of the newspapers in US by 1900.
Madame C.J. Walker First African American women to become a millionaire.
J.P. Morgan Wealthiest and most powerful banker in U.S. during the Industrial Age.
Natural Resources From nature, not man made.
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 women.
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, she was known as "Mother Jones".
Labor Day Created by the Labor Unions to honor the workers in America.
William Randolph Hearst Westinghouse Electric Co. - 1896
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