Rise of Americas industrialization

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John D. Rockefeller with the standard oil company.

In 1863 Rockefeller got involved with oil companies and in 1865 Rockefeller bought out the Clark brothers for $72500 and got control of the business. In 1870 founded the standard oil company of Ohio.In 1868 Rockefeller made a deal with the railroad wich guarentead a certain volume of shipments in exchange for rebates. By 1877 Rockefeller controlled almost 90%of the refined oil in the U.S. By 1879 he was numbered among one of the richest men in America.


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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison was born in 1847. Edison made a record of 1093 patent covering key innovations and improvements. In 1868 Edison became an independent inventor. In 1876 Edison made a free standing industrial research facility in Menlo park. And later was called the "wizard of electricity". In 1878 he devoted thirty months to develop electric lighting. Thomas Edison was the one who invented the electric light bulb. In 1887 Edison built a research lab in west orange New Jersey which was mostly used for research for Edison's lighting company.


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The railroad strike of 1877

In 1877 northern rail roads started to cut salaries and wages. In May the Pennsylvania railroad had cut wages by ten percent and other companies followed cutting workers wages. Soon violent strikes in Baltimore, Chicago, Kansas city, Pittsburgh, St.louis, Sanfrancisco. Angry mobs in Baltimore had rocks and other things and as soon as in reach through them at people such as Charles A. Malloy a Maryland national guard. Militia were fully armed and with bayonetes fired. 10 were killed including a news boy and a 16 year old student. Other places had strikes like this.

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Cinese Immagrants on the railroad

Charles Crocker ( cheif of construction for central pacific ) Started to persuade his company to hire Chinese immigrants. In 1852 there were 25000 Chinese immigrants in California mostly from Chinas south eastern cost. working for central pacific chinese immigrants earned 26-35 dollars for a 12 hour day and a 6 day week. Within 2 years 12000 of 13500 employees for central pacific were Chinese immigrants. 1200 Chinese died from accidents such as avalanches and others.

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class.uh.edu Chinese immigrants and the building of transcontinental railroad
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