The Gilded Age

Jordan Eilertson

John D Rockefeller

Who: John Davison Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839 in Richford New York. He died on May 23, 1937 in Ormond beach Florida.

What: Rockefeller founded the standard oil company.

When: Rockefeller found the oil in 1870 in Ohio.

Where: He divorced his 1rst wife on March 16th 1962

Why: He was important because he became the richest man. Also he was the 1rst to be worth more than 1 billion dollars.



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Thomas Edison

Who: Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11th 1847 and died on October 17th 1931

What: Edison was married twice and had 6 six kids

When: In 1877 Edison made his 1rst invention

Where: He Was born in Ohio and died in New Jersey

Why: he was important for making over thousands of inventions



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Samuel Gompers

Who: Samuel Gompers was born on January 27, 1850.

What: He was an american Cigar Maker.

When: At age 10 he began to make cigars.

Where: He lived in London England growing up

Why:He was removed from school at age 10 to make cigars



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Effect on Native Americans

who: Native americans were mad about the gilded age

What: The indians were mad that there land was being taken

When:Around the 1880s the indians were getting mad

Where: The U.S.

Why:The buffalo herds suddenly disappeared



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