the gilded age

john Rockefeller

  • Organized the standard oil company.
  • He became one of the richest men in his time.
  • During his life time he donated more than 500 million dollars to philanthropic causes.
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alexander bell

  • Invented the telephone in 1876
  • 1876, bell was the first to be awarded U.S Patent for inventing the telephone.
  • He has also invented hydrofoil, aeronautics, also one of the many founders of national geographic.
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Samuel Gompers

  • Organized the American federation of labor in 1886.
  • In his early life Samuel made cigars.
  • He almost went to jail in 1911 for publishing a boycott list with John Mitchell.
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Dawes Act

  • Adapted by congress in 1887.
  • it authorized the president to survey American Indians tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians.
  • Senator Henry Dawes published the Dawes Act.
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