The Industrial Rise

By Parker Bernard

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller was the Co- founder of the Standard Oil Company. Him and his brother William Rockefeller worked together. This was an important company because we use oil for many things. John was the worlds richest man after his company rocketed in sale, In 1863 he built an oil refinery that soon was the largest in the area. With a few associates he incorporated Standard Oil Co. (Ohio) in 1870. He bought out competitors to control the oil-refinery business in Cleveland (1872) and in the U.S. (1882). He placed the stock of the company and its affiliates in other states under control of a board of trustees, establishing the first major U.S. business trust company.

Henry Bessemer

Henry Bessemer was an English engineer, inventor, and a businessman. He was often known for his Bessemer process for the manufacture of steel. He became a very wealthy man. During the Crimean War Bessemer worked to devise a stronger cast iron for cannon. The result was a process for the inexpensive production of large, slag-free ingots of steel as workable as any wrought iron. He eventually also discovered how to remove excess oxygen from the iron. The Bessemer process (1856) led to the development of the Bessemer converter.
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Haymarket Riot

The Haymarket Riot refers to the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of all who were workers striking for an eight-hour day. But then an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians, many people were wounded.
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The effect on Native American from Railroads

It traspassed into Native American land and at the time there was alot of conflict between white settlers taking over the native Americans lands. The transcontinental railroad took away some of their land. Settlers would ride the train, and shoot the buffalo as a sport. killing off the Native Americans' major food supply. Builders of the railroad and settlers brought disease to the Native Americans. It had a huge impact on their lives. Many would end up dying from starvation, deisease and other things. The train killed off many Native Americans!