Industrial Revoultion

By ArianaP
  • Bessemer Process

    Bessemer Process
    Bessemer Process is a steelmaking process created by Henry Bessemer. It was the first process created that could manufacture steel from pig iron on a large enough scale to meet the demands. This process uses a hollow Bessemer converter which has refractory linings on the inside. The linning on the inside could be made of clay or Dolomite or limestone, this depends on the raw materails used.This process could make 30 tons of high grade steel in half an hour.
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    Industrail Revolution

  • Edwin Drake drills "Black Gold"

    Edwin Drake drills "Black Gold"
    Edwin DrakeEdwin Drake born on March 29, 1819 in GreenVile, NewYork was the first person the strike oil in America. Unlike others before Drake, he used a new method to drill instead of the old less known methods. He invented the "Drive Pipe" which was an iron pipe that would be driven down into the rock to start the drill. Then he struck black gold at a shallow 69.5 feet and produced 20-40 barrels of oil a day.
  • Christopher sholes

    Christopher sholes
    Chris.SChrist .S Christ Sholes is known for being an active inventor and helping develop many devices during his newspaper career. He worked closely with two men called Carlos Glidden and Samuel W. Soules to help create the typewriter. Chris was responsible for the keyboard layout, which is known as QWERTY, this is still used today in modern-day layouts for the english computer.
  • Transcontinental Railraod Completed

    Transcontinental Railraod Completed
    When the first transcontinental railroad was completed it was celebrated around the nation. This was the largest American civil-works project of that time. When the last rail spike was spiked it was connected to a telegraph, this alerted the nation to its completion and it seemed to usher in a new era.
  • Mother Jones

    Mother Jones
    MJMary Harriss was born in 1837 and was raised in Toronto,Canada. She worked as a teacher for a little bit before marrying her husband George Jones. Her hussband and her childern all died from yellow fever and after her dress shop burned down in 1871 she became active in union movements. Her invulment in multiply strikes have had long lasting significance in Amercan history
  • Credit Mobilier Scandal

    Credit Mobilier Scandal
    scamThomas Durant an executive for Union Pacific created this scam as a money-making machine for himself. Durant paid Herbert M.Hoxie to sumbit a consrtuction bid to the Union Pacific, it was approved sent to his benefactor, then Durant put it under the name of credit mobilier. He basicallly hired himself to build the railroads but he didn't have to finish them and kept the profit for himself. They were never punished and someone else wuld have to pay for the 180,000,000 missing.
  • Munn V. illinois

    Munn V. illinois
    The Munn v. illinois was a US supreme court case that dealt with corporate rates and argiculture. This case madeit possible for states to regulate specific businesses within their states borders, including railroads. This was a milestone in the power the federal government had in regulation.
  • Eugene Debs

    Eugene Debs
    Eugene Vitor Debs was bprn in Terre haute, Indiana in 1855. He was in America the most popular 20th centiry socialist, one of the greatest strike leader, and working class heroes in American's history. He viewed that trust and corporations were the enemies of the workingmen's manliness, this then made the American railway union. This included Skilled and unskilled workers coming together in one single organziation agaisnt the corporations.
  • Alexander G.Bell

    Alexander G.Bell
    BellBell was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland and settled in boston before starting his career as an inventor. he is known for the telephone and for setting up the first telephone lin in New Haven, Connecticut and by 1884 long distance lines were made bewteen Boston and New York City.
  • Thomas Edison

    Thomas Edison
    Thomas EThomas Edison was born in 1847 and was both a scientist and an inventor. He was responsible for 1,093 inventions and gave him the nickname "The Wizard of Menlo Park". The invention that he is well known for the most would be the lightbulb. Niw he didn't create the lightbulb but rather improved the on the 50 year old idea. By the time he died entire cities were lit by electricity.
  • Haymarket Riot

    Haymarket Riot
    This event was when protestors threw a bomb into a crowd of police as revenge to police killing six demonstrators at McCormick's Reaper Works protesting for eight hours days. They planed they revenge at the haymarket protest. They are found gulity and senetence to death. This event makes the Fair Labor Standerds Act make 8 hour days legal in the United States.
  • Interstate Commerce Act

    Interstate Commerce Act
    ICAThe Interstate Commerce Act made the railraods the fisrt industry subjected to federal regulation. Legislators made this law in response to the public demands for constaining the railraods. After the civil war people began to charge people anything they wanted, so they wouldn't form monopolies. If they did they would hold a wielding corrupt political infuence in stock and rates.
  • John D. Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller
    RockRockefeller was the wealthest man during the industrail revolution. He had total control of the oil industry, thus he could make the price for oil anything he wanted because he had no competition. This made it a horrible time for both the middle and poor class. He also had control of the government because of how much money he had during the amercian revolution.
  • Sherman Antitust Act

    Sherman Antitust Act
    SAAThe sherman Antitust Act was a federal anti-monopoly and anti-trust statute, which prohibits activities that restrict interstate commerece and competition in the marketplace. Meaning that no one could own a whole industry , make up thier own prices, and have corrupted influence in the market.
  • Homestead Strike

    Homestead Strike
    HSAndrew Carnegie's steel industry was not immune to the conflict bewteen workers and employers and the fast chaning economy. This cost him to put his trust into a men caled Henry C.Frick to try and fix the stitution, but this lead to tons of workers being fired and wages to be cut. Then the strike began and Frick sent private armies to take care of the problem, and the gunfire lasted for 14 hours. This ruined Carnegie Reputation.
  • The Pullman Strike

    The Pullman Strike
    PullmanThe Pullman strike consisted of 50,000 members from the Pullman palace car company. Because of the depression the labor force was cut back by more then 2,000 and with an average pay cut of 25%. George Pullman was like other employers of his time, didn't care about the wellfare of his workers and their families. This lead to a a national boycott of Pullman cars and lead to an emphasize on the overall labor problem in the United States.
  • JP Morgan

    JP Morgan
    morganMorgan was an impartant banker during the Industrail Revolution and he headed JP morgan and company. When industrail companies started to dominate American economy, it was his firm that fianced many of them. He was a great part of the creation of the US Steel, the larget corporate Enterprise in the world at that time in history.
  • Wright Brothers

    Wright Brothers
    Born in raised in Dayton, Ohio these brothers owned a bicycle repair shop and in their spare time dreamed of creating a powered and controlled flying machine. they realized thet dream in 1903, opening the door to travel, cummunication, and international commerce, now the world could be a world global community.
  • Lochner V. NY Decision

    Lochner V. NY Decision
    Lochner v.ny Lochner v NY was ruled in favor for lochner because they said the NY law setting a maximum working hours for bakers were unconstitution. This lead to a lochner era and huge set backs for laws regulating working conditions.
  • Henry Ford

    Henry Ford
    Ford created the moving assembly line, which changed the way cars are made and how much they cost. It was called model T and was quite inexpensive for its day, but still sturdy, reliable, and easy to operate. By installing a moving belt in his factories, empolyees would be able to biuld cars one piece at a time, instead of all at once. This "division of labor" help workers focus on doing one thing at a time then multiply things.