by Brianna Hilton
Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist. In the late 19th century he led the expansion of the steel industry in America. As a philanthropist for the United States and the British Empire, he built a leadership role. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away about $350 million to charities, universities, and foundations. Carnegie was a great leader in the steal making company. In 1883 he bought the Homestead Mills in western Pennsylvania.
Thomas Edison was an inventor and businessman. He invented many devices that had a great impact on life around us, such as the phonograph, the motion-picture camera, and the light bulb. He was called "The Wizard of Electricity." One of his first recordings on the phonograph was of him reciting "Mary had a little lamb."This is his first successful light bulb.
The Dawes Act was adopted by Congress in 1887. It gave the president the right to survey American Indian tribal land and divide it into allotments for individual Indians. Everyone who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe would be promised United States citizenship.