The gilded age
John Davidson Rockefeller
Co-founder of the standard oil company. Born July 8th 1839 in Richford NY. He became a good business man at a young age. He began working legally in 1855-1863. Refining the oil started in 1863- 1865.
Thomas Alva Edison
He invented over 1000 things. He was born February 11th 1847 in Milan Ohio. He was nicknamed "Wizard of Melno park". He was part of the rebellion of 1837.
The great railroad strike of 1877!
It was caused by unsafe and unfair terms. It was over in just a few weeks. It was stopped by the militia and troops. Many cities witnessed the violence.