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Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger and more affordable. Can make more steel
Andrew Carnegie 1870- starts making steel in Pittsburgh PA, Goal is to make as affordable as possible. Did this by controlling all steps in the steel making process. By 1900 Us provided more steel than any other country. Monopoly. Became richest man in world
John D Rockfeller built his first refinery in Clevland., OH in 1863. By 1890 his Standard oil com. Controlled 90% of the oil industry. One of the richest man in the world.
George Westinghouse Westinghouse electric co. 1896. Developed AC for use in homes and buisness. In war of currents with Thomas Edisons company who used DC. Westinghouses had a better products so gopt more consumers and won. The company still exists today
William Randolph Hearst Developed newpaper buisness by using BIG eye catching headlones illustrations and color. Owned most of the newspapers in US by 1900
MADAME CJ WALKER 1906- Bottled shampoo in her attic. Sold products door to door. First AA woman to become a millionare
JP MORGAN Wealthiest and most powerful banker in US during industrial age. Invested in railroads mining and steel.
Natural Resources America had a lot and it helped industry grow. These are resources that are from nature not made by ppl. Ex Iron coal and oil
Human Resources PPL who worked to produce good and services. Immigrants really helped grow workforce during the industrial age.
Capital Resources Tools machines that companies used to produce good and services
Monopoly when one company has control of an industry. Cuts down on competition somit hurts the consumer by limiting choices and driving up prices
Sweatshop hot, cramped workshops where many industrial workers had to do their jobs beofre labor reform
Triangle Shirtwaist co. a co. in NYC where workers complained about dangerous conditions. Asked owners to build fire escapes, keep doors unlocked. Owners refused. In march of 1911 fire broke out and the workers were trapped. 150 people died,mostly young women
Lewis Hine led the movement against child labor
labor union organized groups working to gain improved working conditions, better wages, more safety and an end to child labor
Samuel Gompers one of the early union leaders. LEd union to join togetehr to form and american federation of labor. AFL
strike workers refuse to work to try to force buisnesses to meet their demands
Mary Harris Jones helped lead the united mine workers in the Appalachian mountains. Was known as MOTHER JONES
Labor day created by the labor unions to honor the workers in America. First held in spetember 1882. Congress made it an official holiday in 1894
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