By: Megan Denny Hour: 4
Captains of Industry
Who- Andrew Carnegie captain of the steel and iron industry of the 19th century.
What- Steel industry turned a poor man in to one of the richest men in the world of his time.
When- Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, the capital of Scotland in 1835.
Where- After working for Pennsylvania Carnegie turned his attention to Keystone Bridges. He worked to replace wood bridges for iron ones. At the age 35 Carnegie embraced the new refining process being used by Henry Bessemer. He put a bunch of his own money and borrowed money to build a new steel plant near pittsburgh.
Why- Andrew Carnegie was poor as a child so he strived to be wealthy.
Fun Facts- Andrew Carnegie’s first job was a bobbin boy for $1.20 a week. He spent most of his fortune on establishing over 2,500 public libraries. By the time Carnegie’s Life was over he gave away 350 million dollars.
Website: American Experience
Who- Alexander Graham Bell was not just a scientist but also an engineer and inventor.
What- Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
When- Alexander Graham Bell was born on March 3, 1847 in
Edinburgh, Scotland. He passed at the age of 75 on August 2, 1922.
Where- On March 10, 1876 in New York, Alexander Graham Bell made his first phone call to his assistant Thomas Watson in Chicago. Alexander Graham Bell said “Mr.Watson, come here. I want to see you.”
Why- Alexander’s mom and wife were both deaf, this had a major influence on his work.
Fun Facts- By 1886 more than 150,000 people owned telephones in the United States. Alexander Graham Bell didn’t have the middle name Graham till he was 11 when his dad gave it to him as a present because he wanted a middle name like his brothers.
Website: Science Kids
Who- Workers, Policeman and Bystanders were affected by this riot.
What- Someone tossed a bomb into a crowd of rioters and police killing one instantly. During all the confusion seven policeman were killed, sixty injured, and civilian injuries and deaths were likely as high. Not only was there a lot of deaths eight men were arrested and charged with murder.
When- A rally of workers in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned deadly on May 4th, 1886.
Where- The riot took place at Chicago’s Haymarket Square
Why- Workers were mad about not getting payed enough, to long of hours, and poor working conditions so the rallied.
Who- The Continental Railroad had effects on the Native Americans.
What- The railroad caused the indians to get removed from their land and have their herd of buffalo almost killed out.
When- The Native Americans were driven out of there home land and moved somewhere else in the year 1875
Where- One of the main places during this time was Little Bighorn.
Why- They were forced to leave or live on reservations because of the railroad.