The Gilded Age
BY: Dana Witherill
What: He was one of the wealthiest people during the 19th century. And he owned Carnegie steel corp.
Where: His steel company was located in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area .
When: The Carnegie steel company was formed in 1892.
Why: Andrew Carnegie was important because he founded Carnegie steel company and we still use steel today on bridges and sky scrappers.
What: The light bulb was one of his around 1,000 inventions.
Where: He was born in Milan, Ohio and died in West Orange, New Jersey.
When: In 1896, Thomas Edison became the 1st to project a motion picture , it was at Hoster and Bials Music Hall in N.Y.C.
Why: Thomas Edison was important because his inventions changed the world, and we still use a lot of them today, including the light bulb, we could not have any light besides the sun if it wasn't for him.
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Who: The workers got less pay and more hours that's what got the strike started.
What: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 was the first major railroad strike.
Where: It happened in Martinsburg, West Virginia.
When: The railroad strike happened on July 14th, 1877 .
Why: The Great railroad Strike of 1877 was important because it had a great impact on the industrial growth of the U.S.
Central pacific railroad company
Who: There was around 12,000 Chinese immigrants working for this railroad company
What: The first transcontinental railroad was 1,907 miles long
Where: They built on the western side of the u.s to connect to the Union Pacific railroad company
When: It was authorized by congress in 1862
Why: The Railroad Expansion was important because people could get across the country faster once it was built.