The Gilded Age: Men and Events

Wyatt Clafton

John D Rockefeller

John d Rockefeller was an American business man who made big money in the oil business.

He founded Standard Oil Company in 1877 in Ohio. He founded S.O.C. because he saw it to get rich the easiest possible way

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Samuel F B Morse

Samuel F B Morse was an American painter who became very interested in the telegraph. He had heard of the telegraph that had 26 different wires for every letter of the alphabet and he also heard of the 5 wire telegraph but he wanted to make one with 1 wire. Morse had finished his design in 1837 and unveiled it in front of a crowd. I couldn't find out why he wanted to make the single wire telegraph.
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The Great Railroad Strike of 1877