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Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger and more affordable can make more steel
Andrew Carnegie 1870-starts to make steel in Pittsburgh,PA goal is to make steels affordable as possible did this by controlling all steps in the steel making process by 1900, US provided more steel then any other country-monopoly became one of the riches men in world
john D. Rockefeller built his oil refinery in Cleveland OH in 1833 1890 his standered 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 for use in homes and business in war of the currents with Thomas editions company who used DC Westinghouse had the better product so got more consumers and won the company still exist today
monopoly when one company has controls of an industry cuts down on competition so it hurts the consumer by limiting choices and driving up prices
sweatshop hot cramped workshops where many industry workers had to there jobs before labor reform
lewis hine led the movement against child labor
strike workers refuse to work to try to force businesses to meet there demands
labor union organized groups working to gain improved working conditions,better wages,more safety,and an end to child labor
Samuel Gompers one the early union leaders. led unions to join togeather and form the American federation of labor
triangle shirtwaist company a company in new York city where workers complained about the dangerous conditions they asked owners to build fire escapes and to keep the doors unlocked
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