Gilded Age

Meara Beighley

Great Inventor, Alexander Graham Bell

Who: Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847. He was one of the great inventors. He was the youngest inventor out of Thomas A Edison, Henry Bessemer, Samuel F. B. Morse. He was 29 years old when he invented his great invention.

What: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone. The telephone made the world better, by helping people communicate from far away. That helped people that wanted to communicate but didn't want to write letters all the time they wanted to talk. If he had never invented the telephone, I don't think we would have cell phones today.

When: Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone in 1876.

Where: He was in Boston, Massachusetts when he invented it. Sometimes he would work at home in Canada.

Why: I think he invented it because He came to the U.S as a teacher of the deaf, and he wanted to invent something to help them communicate then he just invented the telephone.


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Captain of Industry, John D. Rockefeller

Who: John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839. He was a captain of industry. He was 30 years old when he made his company. He died when he was 97 years old, on May 23,1937.

What: John D. Rockefeller formed the Standard Oil Company of Ohio. The Standard Oil gained a monopoly in the oil industry by buying rival refineries and developing companies for distributing and marketing its products around the globe. In 1882, these companies were combined into the Standard Oil Trust, which would control 90 percent of the nation’s refineries and pipelines. That standard oil company helped the world by giving people oil to give to there cars and oil up many different things.

When: He made the standard oil company in 1870.

Where: He made the standard oil company in Ohio.

Why: I thnk John D. Rockefeller made the standard oil company, to make a lot of money. He seemed into oil and things, because before he made the company he studied things like oil and iron. When he was like 20 years old he worked with a few friends at a oil company.


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Class Conflict, The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

What: The great railroad strike was