American Industrialization

By that one kid Andy fox

Andrew Carnegie

Who: He was a man who went from rags to riches as some people say. He went from a weaver to a captain of Americas industrialization. He was born in Scotland in 1835 and died 1919. His family came to America in 1848.


When: In his thirties he made his first steel company. In 1900 he made more steel then all of Great Britain combined.


What: He owned the standard steel company. He donated more than 350,000,000 dollars to libraries and technology institutes.


Why:He believed in worl;d peace. He was a very different man he let his workers join unions but still gave them very low wages.


Where: His first company was made in pittsburg. He grew up in scottland and his family moved to america because his fathers weaving job was replaced with machines. His mother didnt think that they could survive.


MLA: moodle. 2-9-14. Moodle.org.

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Thomas Edison

Who: His full name is Thomas Alva Edison. His nickname was the wizard of Menlo park. He was deaf for almost all of his life.


When: He was born in 1847 and died in 1931 at the age of 84. He invented the light bulb in 1879. He invented the phonograph in 1877.


What:He was remembered for having over a 1000 patents in his name. While he was living he was awarded at least 10 medals for all of his inventions.


Where: He was born in Milan Ohio and grew up in Michigan. He died in New Jersey.


Why: He had a desire to serve mankind by fulfilling the promise of research and inventions. "Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent respiration.

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Union Pacific

What: The union pacific company was a company that made rail roads. The force behind the company was vice president Thomas Durant. After they made it into Indian territory the Indians rallied and fought so hard the government had to bring up federal troops.

When: The idea was made by most Americans that a railroad should close the east west gap. On December 2nd 1863 the company's ground breaking took place.

Who: While the UP (union Pacific) was building the native Americans weren't happy. The two main tribes that fought the railroad were the Sioux and the Cheyenne.

Why: The native Americans saw the railroads as a permanent trespass. It was tearing apart there way of life.

Where: In sand creek Colorado John C. took his troops and killed at least 200 people. The rail roads were being built throughout the plains and the mountains.


MLA: Union Pacific.moodle.2-9-14. Moodle.com

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Railroad strike of 1877

Why: In 1877 the Ohio and Baltimore railroad said they were going to cut the workers wages down. This was only one of many times where the workers lost part of their wages.

Who: The workers were not happy, they became aggressive. Eventually the president ordered federal troops to go and break up the rioting.

What: When the troops shot at the rioters an angry mob of people with numbers up to 20,000 reacted. Then the president was forced to send in more federal troops. \

When: The rioting started in 1877, and in 1886 workers joined together to fight for a shorter workday. They thought it shouldn't be longer than 8 hours.

Where: The first strike started in Baltimore but then it spread to all over the country. In Chicago police had to break up a fight between striking workers and replacement workers.


MLA: Strikes hit the nation. Moodle. 2-9-14. Moodle.com

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Bibliography

I got most of it from moodle and some Wikipedia