The Rise of the Industrial Age
What: He founded the steel industry.
Where: He was born in Scotland and died in Massachusetts. He made the steel industry in Pittsburgh.
When: In 1901, he sold his business and dedicated his time to expand his philanthropic work.
Why: We would never have steel appliances if he hadn't founded the steel industry.
Citation: Bio. True Story. Andrew Carnegie Biography. Bio. True Story. 2/5/14. http://www.biography.com/people/andrew-carnegie-9238756
Wikipedia. Andrew Carnegie. Wikipedia. 2/5/14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Carnegie
Who: He was an inventor and a businessman.
What: He invented the lightbulb and the motion picture.
Where: He worked at a laboratory in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
When: In 1876, he moved his expanding operations to New Jersey to build an independent industrial research facility.
Why: We would never have a lightbulb to see into the darkness and they work better than candles.
Citation: Ask. Where Did Thomas Edison Work. Ask. 2/6/14. http://www.ask.com/question/where-did-thomas-edison-work
Bio. True Story. Thomas Edison Biography. Bio. True Story. 2/6/14. http://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349
Wikipedia. Thomas Edison. Wikipedia. 2/6/14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison
Rise of Unions
What: They wanted better working conditions and better living conditions.
Where: They were only planning to stay in America until they got enough money so they can return to their homelands.
When: One group emerged in 1869 named the Noble and Holy Order of the Knights of Labor.
Why: If they wouldn't have done that, we would still have longer work days and still have horrible working conditions.
Citation: AP U.S. History Notes. Rise of Unions. AP U.S. History Notes. 2/6/14. http://www.apstudynotes.org/us-history/topics/rise-of-unions/
What: Union Pacific Railroad is the largest freight railroad in the United States.
Who: President Abraham Lincoln approved and provided for the construction by signing the Pacific Railroad Act of 1862.
Where: Union Pacific Railroad runs from the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean.
When: July 1, 1862 is when Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Act.
Why: The Union Pacific was important to the government because it helped the military during the Civil War.
Citation: Wikipedia. Union Pacific Railroad. Wikipedia. 2/6/14. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Union_Pacific_Railroad
Union Pacific. The History of Union Pacific Timeline. Union Pacific. 2/6/14. http://www.up.com/timeline/index.cfm/