The Industrial Age
John D. Rockefeller
What: He formed the Standard Oil Company.
When: It was formed in June of 1870.
Where: Ohio was where The Standard Oil Company started.
Why: He started the oil company because he wanted to earn money.
Article title: John D. Rockefeller Website: en.wikipedia.org Date February 1st, 2014
What: He made steel from iron.
When: He made steel from iron in 1856.
Where: England is where he made steel from iron.
Why: He wanted to manufacture iron without fuel.
Article tittle: Henry Bessemer Website: en.wikipedia.org date: January 26, 2014
What: Samuel founded the American Federation of Labor.
When: He founded it in 1886.
Where: The American Federation of Labor is in America and Canada.
Why: He founded it because he wanted to free unions from political alliances.
Article title: Samuel Gompers Website: en.wikipedia.org date: January 21, 2014
Central Pacific Railroad Company
What: He planned the Central Pacific.
When: He planned it in 1862.
Where: The railroad went from California to Utah.
Why: It's important because it was part of the first transcontinental railroad.
Article tittle: Central Pacific Railroad Website: en.wikipedia.org date January 17, 2014