The Gilded Age

By: Hailey La Frenier

Henry Bessemer

  • United Kingdom - 1813-1898
  • Invented the steel-making process (Bessemer Process) in 1865
  • Iron is found in many places such as the Mesabi Range
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  • Companies/factories that hired immigrants
  • 168 million kids were forced to work, ages 5-14
  • Immigrants would get low pay and long work hours
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