The Gilded Age

Austin Carpenter

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Andrew Carnegie

Who: Andrew Carnegie, he was born on November 25, 1835 in Dunfermline, UK. People knew him as the Scottish-American industrialist, activist, scholar, and billionaire.

What: Andrew Carnegie, who led the biggest expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th Century.

When: Andrew Carnegie, started this steel industry in 1885 with the help of Irish and Chinese immigrants. They built railroads across the Westward states of the USA.

Where: Andrew Carnegie, he worked with great business men in New York. But sadly he died in 1919 in Lenox, MA with over 350 million dollars.

Why: What did he due with that money? We'll he gave that money to all libraries across America.

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Thomas Alva Edison

Who: Thomas Edison, born on February 11th, 1847 in Millan, OH. He was known for inventing the lightbulb, phonograph, and the motion picture camera.

What: Thomas Edison, he developed many devices that filled the world with inspiration, he was the American inventor and business man.

When: Thomas Edison, he created his inventions in the year of 1896.

Where: Thomas Edison, created half of his inventions in his backyard but when the scholars knew about his work they put him in a university to work on his inventions.

Why: without Thomas Edison the world be in darkness, without his inventions we would living the dark ages.

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The Great Railroad strike of 1877

Who: this happened in 1877, when managers of the railroads cut off the wages of the workers, the workers were furious.

What: so the workers rises up, started to destroy half the city. The governor tried to the policemen to use deadly force on the citizens but they refused, so he called the federal soldiers to try to dispatch the angry mob.

Where: after the crowd started to die down, all people who supported the crowd were either fired or arrested.

When: And this all happened in the city of Pennsylvania.

Why: The crowd didn't want this for their families, so that's why they rises up.

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The effect of the Gilded age.

Who: before the Indian War began, the North and Pacific Unions were given $16,000 dollars per acre of land to build railroads. But when they crossed Indian territory, the Native people were not pleased on how the white men treated the land by polluting their air, killing their bison, and starting disease.
What: When the white business men, started laying railroad tracks, they Natives asked the white men to please leave their territories alone and they would leave in peace. But corruption lead to the Business men mind, so they said no and forced them out.
When: They natives tried days holding off White soldiers but they ran out of supplies and gave up. But more brave Natives such as Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, and other great men, fought these soldiers.
Where: They made the last of the Natives go in reservations, but some rather die then live in a small piece of land.
Why: If only the White men listened to the Natives no war would've been, the man slaughter would've never began.