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industrialization

TermDefinition
Henry Bessemer developed a prossess 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 steel 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- monoply. became on of the riches men
John D. Rockefeller buildt his first oil refinery in cleveland ,oh in 1863. by 1890 his standard oil co. controlled 90% of the of the oil industery - monoply . one of the richest men is the world
George Westinghouse Westinghouse electric co. - 1896. Developed Ac (alternating current) for use in homes and business, in "war of the currents" with thomes edions company who used Dc (direct current) . Westinghouse had the better product so got more consumers and won
William Randolph Hearst Developed newspaper business by useing BIG eyecatching headlines, illustrations, andcolor. owned most of the newspaper in US by1900 - monopoly
Madame C.J. Walker 1906- bottled shampoo in her attic. sold products door to door . first afercan american to become a millionar.
J.P. Morgan wealthiest and most powerful banker in U.S. during the industrial age. invested in railroads , mining , steel.
Natural Recorses America had a lot it helped industry grow. these are resorses that are from nature, not made by people. ex iron, coal, oil, timber, water
Human resores people who work to produce goods and sevices . immigrants really helped grow th workforce during the industrial age
Capital Recorces tools, muchines, (money) that companies use to produce goods and serveses
Monopoly when one comany has contorl of an industry. cuts down on competition so it hurts the constumer by limiting choices and driving up prices.
Sweatshop hot, cramped workshops were many industrial workers ahd to do their jods before labor reform
Triangle Shirtwaist comany a comany in new york city where workers compalined about the dangerous conditions . they asked owners to build fire escapes and to keep the doors unlocked . the owners refused. in march 1911 a fire broke out
Lewis hine led the movement aginst child labor
labor union oranized groups working to gain improved working condditions, better wages, more saftey, and an end to child labor
samuel gompers one of the early union leaders. led unions to join togeather and form the american federation of labor (AFL)
strike workers refuse to work to try to force businness to meet their demands
mary harris jones helped lead the united min workers on the appalachian mountains. she was known as "mother jones"
labor day created by the labor unions to honor the workers in america. first held in september 1882. congress made it an official holiday in 1884
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