The American Industrial Age
Alaina Beaver, hour 4
What- Andrew Carnegie created his own steel making factory and his company became one of the greatest in the world.
When- He entered the steel business in the 1870s.
Where- Andrew Carnegie was born in Scotland, but moved to Pennsylvania as a child.
Why- He was poor as a child, so he wanted to prove himself and work for success.
"Andrew Carnegie" by Cathy Pearl
Alexander Graham Bell
What- He invented the Telephone, after lots of hard work. "If I could make a current of electricity vary in intensity precisely as the air varies in density during the production of sound, I should be able to transmit speech telegraphically"
When- The Telephone was invented on March 10th, 1876.
Where- The first phone call was made from his lab in Boston.
Why- He worked with deaf children (at a school for the deaf) and he was fascinated with how sound worked.
Robert V. Bruce, Bell : Alexander Graham Bell and the Conquest of Solitude (1973)
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
What- The angry workers reacted violently and created the "Great Railroad Strike of 1877" and the federal troops were even called in to stop the violence.
When- The rioting lasted all through July.
Where- Troops shot people in Pittsburg, and 20,000 people reacted by burning things belonging to the rail road.
Why- The people were devastated at the idea of another pay cut, so they teamed up and there was over $4 million dollars worth of danger.
"The Great Rail Road Strike"
Copy Right 2013 Digital History
The Union Pacific vs The Central Pacific
What- The Union Pacific would build west from Missouri and the Central Pacific would build east from California.
When- The two sides were joined on May 10, 1869.
Where- The tracks met each other in Promontory summit, which is north of Great Salt Lake.
Why- Travel from east to west used to take a lot of time, and the railroad would provide a more useful form of transportation.
"The Pacific Rail Way"
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