The Gilded Age

By: Ben Vicory

J Pierpont Morgan

Who: Was an American financier, banker, philanthropist and art collector who dominated corporate finance andindustrial consolidation during his time.


What: helped form general electric, and he financed the creation of the federal steel company


When:1892 and 1901


Where:New York


Why:this is important because he created major companies that influence today and our electricity.


MLA: J.P. Morgan. History.www.history.com

Henry Bessemer

Who:An English engineer, inventor, and businessman.


What:He invented a process to make steel out of iron.


Where: Great Britain


When:1856


Why:to better the industrial era.


MLA: Henry Bessemer biography. Made how.www.madehow.com

Samuel Gompers

Who: Created the American Federation of Labor


What:was the first president of the AFL


Where: New York City


When:1886


Why: He wanted better treatment of workers.


MLA: Samuel gompers(1850-1924), aflcio. 2014. www.aflcio.com

Union Pacific

Who:congress


What: A railroad company


Where: Sacramento, California


When: 1862


Why:to help spread industries and business


MLA:Union Pacific railroad.infoplease.www.infoplease.com