America-Industrial Revolution

Carter Pohl

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John D Rockefellar

Who: A very rich man, he created and owned the standard oil company.


What: He donated to many charities and organizations.


When: He was born July 8, 1839, and died May 23, 1937


Where: He lived in New York most of his life.


Why: He was a very important part of our economy.


Wikepedia, John D Rockefellar, Wikepedia, 2-5-14, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_D._Rockefeller

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Thomas Edison

Who: He invented the lightbulb


What: He held 1,093 patented inventions


When: He was born February 11, 1847, and died October 18, 1931


Where:He lived in New York most of his life.


Why: If it wasn't for Jim we might not have had the light bulb as soon as we did and many more inventions.


Wikipedia, Thomas Edison, Wikipedia, 2-5-14, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison

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Sweatshops

Who: People forced to work there because there's no where else to work


What: Working factories with low pay, bad conditions, and no benefits


Where: All across the world


When: We had them hundreds of years ago and still have them today.


Why: They helped build America, but still, there bad to have.


Author??, 11 facts about sweatshops, do something.org, 2-5-14, http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-sweatshops

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Railroads- effect on native Americans

Who: Native Americans.


What: Land was being taken away from them.


Where: Across Indian territory.


When: The 19th century.


Why: So we don't make the same mistake again.


Author?,Native Americans, American experience, 2-5-14, http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/interview/tcrr-interview/