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Industrial Revolution

By 18awood
  • Mother Jones

    Mother Jones
    Marry Harris Jones formaly known as Mother Jones developed a renown for being a campaigner for the United Mine Workers Union. She also founde the Social Democratic Party. This helped her establish the Industrial Workers of the World
  • JP Morgan

    JP Morgan
    On the day of his birth on April 17, 1837, JP Morgan didnt know that he would become one of the most famous financers in buisness history. Morgan developed his own banking corp. J.P. Morgan and Co. which was very successfull. After Being hailed as master of fiace in Rome Italy J.P. Morgan died on March 31, 1931,
  • Homestead Strike Slide 1

    Homestead Strike Slide 1
    In Homestead Pennsylvania the Homestead Strike brought about one of the most powerful new corporations, Carnegie Steel Company. This new corporation was against the Amalgamated Association of steel and Iron workers. In 1889 a strike had won the steelworkers a three year contract but by 1852 Andrew Carnegie wanted to break the union.
    The plant manager at the time Henry Clay Frick upped the production demands which caused the union to refuse to accept the new conditions.
  • Homestead Strike Slide 2

    Homestead Strike Slide 2
    Workers went on strike because of the conditions, a dozen strikers were killed. Many were arrested and the conditions were changed.
  • The Bessemer Process

    The Bessemer Process
    The bessemer process was the first method discovered for mass- producing steel. Apparently conceived all by Bessemer and William Kelly from the the United States. The process was named after Henry Bessemer in 1855.
  • Edwin Drake

    Edwin Drake
    Edwin drake born in Greenville NY developed a steam engined powered method of extracting oil from the ground in large quantities. This was different than the previous method of digging into the ground. He never patented his method but gained fame and wealth further on in his currier.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Henry Ford created the Ford Model T car in 19-8 and then continued to develop the assembly line more of production. This development of such a commonly used piece of machinery revolutionised the industry. Fords renowned was grew and he became a world famous company head. Even though Ford’s company lost its market dominance lessen, it still has a lasting impact on other technological development inside the United States.
  • Christopher Sholes

    Christopher Sholes
    Born in the february of 1819,Christopher Sholes designed the first modern typewriter. As a printer by trade, Sholes along with Carlos Glidden and Samuel Soulé built his machine An interesting fact is Sholes originally had the letter on the keyboard of his type writer in alphabetical order. This tended to make the type writer jam so he ended up moving the letters that jammed the most further apart. Thus creating the "qwerty" arrangement refuring to the 6 top left keys on the common key board.
  • Transcontinental Railroad Completed

    Transcontinental Railroad Completed
    This railroad liked America’s east and west coastal areas. Before 1869 that was unheard of. The need for such an excessive railroad came along after the discovery of large gold deposits in California which brought countless numbers of people to the west coast. In Utah on May 10, 1869, the railroad was completed and the impact was immediate and dramatic.
  • Credit Mobilier Scandal

    Credit Mobilier Scandal
    In 1871 to 1873 the Credit Mobilier Scandal ruined the reputations of several “Gilded Age” politicians. Stockholders in the Union Pacific Railroad created a buisness, the Credit Mobilier of America. The new company was granted contracts to build the railroad. The sold and gave several shares in the construction to the few influential cogressmen that were envolved. The influential congressmen’s careers were tatnished becuase they went into the deal without paing attention to the expenses.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

    Alexander Graham Bell
    Alexander Graham Bell invented the worlds first recoreded telephone. The first paptent he recieved for his invention was in March 1876. Later on in his currier he faced many legal battles withother scientists fighting for the offical patent of the invention. This telephone has become more technologically advanced in the modern word but is still based off of Bell’s.
  • Munn v. Illinois

    Munn v. Illinois
    In 1877 the Munn v. Illinois case made the U.S. Supreme Court uphold the power of government to regulate private industries.The reason this case developed was the Illinois legislature’s responding in 1871 to the pressure that was being directed at them from the National Grange.
  • Thomas Edison, The lightbulb.

    Thomas Edison, The lightbulb.
    It was proven that Edison did not officially invent the lightbulb, although he did produce the first commercially viable bulb. There is evidence of light bulb manufacturing all the way back to 1802. Prior to the bulb Edison manufactured, people were using oil lamps or manufactured natural gases for illumination. Electric lights were cheaper and had a lower risk factor. They were also very convenient.
  • John D, Rockefeller

    John D, Rockefeller
    Born in Richford New York, Rockefeller was devoted to two main things philanthropy and the oil buissness. He built his first oil rig in Cleavland later to icorparate the Standard Oil Company in 1870. At a point in his life around 1882 hw had some ownership of the oil buisness as a whole
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    The labor organizer Eugene Debs began to be more popular in Indiana’s Terre Haute lodge of the Locomotive Firemen. As a Democratic City Clerk in 1879, Debs entered politics and was elected in1885 in the Indiana State Assembly. He organized a The Union for American Railway which created the strike against the Pullman Compant of Chicago.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    On May 4, 1886, a rally full of protesting workers that had formed in Chicago’s Haymarket Square turned into a riot because a few of the the protesters from the rally threw a bomb at the police. A minimum of 8 people died that day due to the violence that occurred after the throwing of the bomb. A total of 8 workers were convicted even though there was little evidence to them and the bomb throwing. The Haymakret riot was seen as a set back.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    In 1887, the current ccongress passed an act called the “Interstate Commerce Act”. the new act made it so railroads were the fisrt industry that was subject to federal regulations. Legislators desined the law which established a five -member enforcement board that at the time was known as the “Interstate Commerce Commision”. That new commision was created due to the public demand that the railroads should be constrained .
  • Sherman Antitrust Act

    Sherman Antitrust Act
    In 1890, the Sherman Antitrust Act was the first measure that was passed by the U.S. Congress to diminish trusts.It wasnamed after John Sherman of Ohio. At the time SHerman was the chairman of the senate finance committee.
  • Pullman-Strike

    Pullman-Strike
    From May 11, 1894 to July 20, 1894 there was a large railroad strike and boycott the caussed alot of termoil on the rail traffic of the midwest. The government responded to the boycott by using an injunction or “a decision made in the court of law” to end the strike. During the crisis on June 28, the president at the time Grover Cleveland and the current congress created a new national holiday. Labor day, a “thankyou” gesture towards the American labour movement.
  • The Wright Brothers

    The Wright Brothers
    In 1903 the Wright brothers, Wilbur and Orville had the first successful airplane flights in North Carolina after 4 years of experimentation. They were self taught and relied on teamwork and application of the scientific process.
  • Locher v. NY Decision

    Locher v. NY Decision
    In Lochner v. New York 1905, the supreme court at the time ruled that the max amount of hours set for the work schedule of a baker was unconstitutional. The fourteenth amendment protected the workers right that all citizens hold the right to buy and sell labor. This led into laws regulating working conditions. In 1937 the supreme court overturned Lochner in West Coast Hotel v. Parrish.