Chapter 7 Outline

  • Elisha Otis

    Elisha Graves Otis was an American industrialist, founder of the Otis Elevator Company, and inventor of a safety device that prevents elevators from falling if the cable breaks.
  • Macy's

    Macy's is a chain of depertment stores owned by American Multinational cooporation Macy's Inc
  • John D. Rockefeller

    founder of the Standard Oil Company, became one of the world’s wealthiest men and a major philanthropist.
  • Christopher Latham Sholes

    Typewriter inventor
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism is a belief, popular in the late Victorian era in England, America, and elsewhere, which states that the strongest or fittest should survive and flourish in society, while the weak and unfit should be allowed to die.
  • Andrew Carnegie

    . In the early 1870s, he entered the steel business, and over the next two decades became a dominant force in the industry.
  • Alexander Grahm Bell

    Invened the First telephone.
  • Joel Tiffany

    Mr. Tiffany was not only a lawyer but also an inventor, most widely known for his invention of the Tiffany Summer and Winter Refrigerator car.
  • F.W. Woolworth

    He opened his first F.W. Woolworth store in the outskirts of Utica, New York in 1879, but the store closed the following year. Deciding that his problem had been a poor location, he opened a new store in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1881.
  • Thomas Edison

    Improved the Design of the light bulb and made it work
  • Gustavis Swift

    Gustavis Swift founded a meat packaging company.
  • Ottmar Mergenthaler

    In 1886 he introduced the linotype line casting machine, so named because it set an entire line of type at a time.
  • George Eastman

    George Eastman was the founder of the Eastman Kodak Company. He helped photography become more popular.