The Gilded age

Thomas Edison

He invented the lightbulb in 1879

He invented the phonograph in 1877

and he invented the motion picture in 1892

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The railroad was invented in 1829

It helped transport cattle

Two groups worked on it

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John Rockefeller

Largest oil refinery in the world

Founder of shareholders

Was the first billionare

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Child Labor

Children had to work 12 hour shifts

They had to work to provide for there family

They had to work so they couldn't go to school

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