The Gilded Age

By Patrick Anderson

Andrew Carnegie

Andrew Carnegie was born November 25, 1835 and died August 11, 1919. He was an industrialist that was Scottish-American who led in the expantion of the steel industry, of Americas 19th century.

Andrew built the Pittsburg's Carnegie Steel Company and sold it to J. P. Morgan for $480 million. With the money he made from that he built, The Carnegie Corrporation of New York, Carnegie Endowment of International Peace, Carnegie Institution for science, Carnegie Trust for the University of Scottland, Carnegie Hero Fund, Carmegie Mellon University, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburg and a few others. Carnegie steel was the largest manufacturer of Pig Iron, and Steel Rails.


Andrew Carnegie.Wikipedia. 2-1-14. En.m.wikipedia.org.

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Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Edison was born February 11, 1847 and died October 18, 1931.Edison lived in Michigan, Manhattan, and Ohio. Thomas was an inventor and a business man. He developed many devices that helped influence life around the world, such as the Phonograph, MotionPicture, and the Light Bulb . He was called the "Wizard of Electricity". He had 1093 U.S patents to his name and many more in Germany, The United Kingdom, and France. Edison invented a system of Electric-Power Generation and distributed it to homes businesses, and factories. His first Power Station was Manhattan New York.


Thomas Edison. Wikipedia. 1-28-14. En.m.wikipedia.org.

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The Great Railroad Strike of 1877

The sometimes called Great Upheaval started by railroad workers on July 14, 1877 in Marlensburg West Virginia U.S.. It ended about 45 days later. It was ended by Federal troops, and state Malitias. The railroad strikes were spontainious outbreaks in different city's of violence on railroads. The labor unions were not involved. The strikes usually happened because workers wanted better pay and less hours.


The great railroad strike of 1877. Wikipedia. 2-8-14. En.m.wikipedia.org.

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Central Pacific Railroad

The CPRR network was built between California and Utah that formed part of the Transcontinental Railroad. It is now part of the Union Pacific Railroad. The last spike was Gold and was put in by Thomas Hill on May 10, 1869. The transcontinental Railroad would connect west America to East America in Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad was started in the early 1860s.


Central Pacific Railroad. Wikipedia. 1-17-14. En.m.wikipedia.org.

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