Rise of Industrial America

By Rachel Shiller-Hartwell

Monopoly

Who: "Just look at us." said Michael Ellner "Everything is backwards; everything is upside down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information and religions destroy spirituality"



What: Monopoly means a situation in which a single group or company owns all or nearly all the market.


When: Throughout history monopolies but they most occurred during the Industrial Age with the Standard Oil Company run by John Rockefeller


Where: Mainly, you'd hear about monopolies happening in the U.S.A before Congress passed an act saying that they couldn't happen anymore.


Why: They occurred because during the Industrial Age men would buy out all the other companies in their companies business type.


Citation: Big Business in the Industrial Age SparkNotes 2/5/14 http://www.sparknotes.com/testprep/books/sat2/history/chapter12section1.rhtml

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Samuel F. B. Morse

Who: This great inventor was originally a painter and invented different things in his pastime. Most of the time he would only have a small amount of electricity to use so that way he would make it worthwhile.


What: The most commonly heard of invention that he invented was the Morse Code. Morse code is a series of clicks that spell out letters by using small taps and long taps.


When: Samuel F. B. Morse was born in April 17 1791 and died April 2 1872.


Where: He was born in America and died there after receiving 1,467 different patents.


Why: I chose Samuel F. B. Morse because he seemed like he would be a interesting person to read about, considering that he made up the Morse Code.



Citation: Hall of fame/ Inventor Profile Inventor.org 2/6/14 http://www.invent.org/hall_of_fame/106.html

Haymarket Riot

Who: The Haymarket Square Riot was started by a random citizen who had decided to through a bomb at several police officers in the name of the organized labor movement.


What: It was a protest for better labor conditions towards the people who worked in the factories.


When: This terrible occurrence happened in Chicago, Illinois May 4, 1886.


Where: Even though it isn't well known, it happened in Chicago Illinois where there are lots of people.


Why: One singular person decided to drop a bomb on several policemen that would kill eight people.


Citation: Haymarket Square Riot History.com 2/6/14 http://www.history.com/topics/haymarket-riot

Chinese Laborers

Who: They where Chinese immigrants who worked on the railroad in California


What: The CP needed more workers and fast so that way they could earn more money and win the race to the middle point.


When: Central Pacific broke ground in January 8, 1863 and finished a few weeks later.


Where: They worked in California, all the way to the border of Idaho and Wyoming


Why: Chinese where better at getting their work done and very hard working without a single complaint.


MLA: Tony Lee Robinson. Rails across America- CP conquers the Mountains edhelperblog 2/10/14 www.edhelperblog.com