The Gilded Age

By:Megan Thoennes

Andrew Carnegie

  1. He built the Pittsburgs Carnegie steel company wich he sold to JP Morgan in 1901 for $480 million
  2. .He gave away $350,695,653 dollars wich is approximately $76.9 billion dollars.
  3. He became extermly wealthy after taking advantage of the Bessemer Prosses. His company could produce 2,000 tons of pigmetal per day.
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Alexander Graham Bell

  1. He was an inventor of the telephone, a scientist, and a teacher for deaf people.
  2. Bell's father, grandfather, and brother had all been associated with work on elocution and speech, and both his mother and wife were deaf.
  3. His research on hearing and speech further led him to experiment with hearing devices which eventually culminated in Bell being awarded the first U.S patent for the telephone in 1876.
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Samual Gompers

  1. He founded the American Federation of Labor (AFL).
  2. He promoted harmony among the different craft unions that comprised the AFL.
  3. He promoted thorough organization and collective bargaining to secure shorter hours and higher wages.
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Dawes Act

  1. Authorized the President of the United States to survey Native Americans tribal and divide it into allotments for individual Native Americans.
  2. Those who accepted allotments and lived separately from the tribe would be granted United States citizenship.
  3. The act also provided what the government would classify as "excess" those Native American reservation lands remaining after allotments, and sell those lands on the open market, allowing purchase and settlement by non-Native Americans.
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