How the West was Won Expansion, Industry, & the Gilded Age

  • Upton Sinclair

    Upton Sinclair
    American author who wrote oevr 100 books. Won the "Pulitzer Prize For Fiction" award.
  • The Factory System

    The Factory System
    How the factories worked back then. It was normal to work 12 hour days, 6 days a week in most factories
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    John Davison Rockefeller was an American industrialist and philanthropist. He was the founder of the Standard Oil Company, which dominated the oil industry
  • Andrew Carnegie

    Andrew Carnegie
    Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the enormous expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century
  • Manifest Destiny and the Settlement of the West

    Manifest Destiny and the Settlement of the West
    Anglos that that is their god given right to claim the land. The west pulled settlers due to the extrmely inexpensive land.
  • Eugenics

    Eugenics
    The concept of a white, blonde- haired, blue-eyed race for everyone and if you wernt this way you were not in power at all.
  • Bessemer Process

    Bessemer Process
    first inexpensive industrial process for the mass-production of steel. Named after inventor Henry Bessemer who patented it 4 years later, after it was invnted in 1855
  • Eugene V. Debs

    Eugene V. Debs
    Debs was an American union leader, one of the founding members of the Industrial Workers of the World
  • Americanization

    Americanization
    Americanization started with the expansion of the west and the railroads along with indusrtrialization.
  • The Homestead act

    The Homestead act gave access to people who the age of 21 or over could claim 160 acres of land
  • Growth Of Railroads

    Growth Of Railroads
    It completed the First Transcontential Railroad. Led to major increase of transportation and saving lots of time to travel.
  • Industrialization and urbanization in the Gilded Age

    Industrialization and urbanization in the Gilded Age
    Industrailization improved transportation and communication. Trains and and railroad imporvment helped with seetlement with land far west.
  • Invention Of Barbed Wire

    Invention Of Barbed Wire
    Helped ranchers tame the land and keep unwanted out and wanted inside.
  • Political corruption

    Political corruption
    Governments were naïve about business and the ways that individuals and companies made money, both legally and illegally.
  • political machines

    political machines
    political machines dominated the urban politics disrtibuting city jobs
  • Veritcal and Horizontal integration

    Veritcal and Horizontal integration
    Vertical integration is the merging together of two businesses that are at different stages of production. horizontal integration is where absorption into a single firm of several firms involved in the same level of production and sharing resources at that level
  • Tweed

    Tweed
    To escape arrest, Tweed fled to Spain. Ironically, he was identified from Nast cartoons circulated in that country, and as a result was captured by Spanish authorities and extradited back to the United States.
  • Immigration and the American Dream

    Immigration and the American Dream
    About 10 million immigrants came to the United states looking for the frredom and great oppertunuties known as the american dream.
  • Nativism

    Nativism
    Nativism in the Gilded age was these immigrants who acted as big wealthy anglos came from immigrants. but they set restrictions and policies on new coming immigrants to america.
  • unions

    unions
    workers got mad with the horrible working conditions. The low pay with high hours, so they made these unions who demanded beter.
  • Social Darwinism

    Social Darwinism
    He had the idea that all species either adapt to their environment, evolve, or they would die. It would say that the weak, poor, or sick would die off and the strong wealthy rich will survive.
  • Invention of the Automobile

    Invention of the Automobile
    The invention of the automobile was one of the biggest things that occured during the Gilded Age. It provided a better, safer, and faster way to get to place to place.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    labor protest rally near Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot after someone threw a bomb at police. At least eight people died as a result of the violence that day
  • The Dawes Act Federal Indian Policy

    The Dawes Act Federal Indian Policy
    The act allowed the presdient to break up the reervation lands.Native Americans registering on a tribal,were granted a piece of reservation land. To each head of a family, one-quarter of a section; To each single person over eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section ; To each orphan child under eighteen years of age, one-eighth of a section
  • Assimilation

    Assimilation
    Took native children off the reserves and took them to boarding school and forced them to be more anglo.
  • Trust and AntiTrust

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act of 1890 was finally signed into law. It forbade combinations in restraint of trade, without any distinction between “good” trusts and “bad” trusts.
  • Battle of Wounded Knee

    Battle of Wounded Knee
    Soldiers came and surrounded Big Foot and started to seize the indians weapons. While a fight broke out between an indian and a slodier. A shot was fired and all the us caveraly stareted killing indians. 150 indians were killed and 25 soldiers were killed
  • Teddy Roosevelt

    Teddy Roosevelt
    President Of The United Ststes (1901-1909)
  • Food and Drug Act

    Food and Drug Act
    regulated food and drugs moving in interstate commerce and forbade the manufacture, sale, or transportation of poisonous patent medicines. Signed by Theodore Roosevelt
  • Assembly Line

    Assembly Line
    Henry ford redifined the assembly line, if engine installation would only take 20 minutes which made the automobile.