• The Typewriter

    The Typewriter
    Christopher Sholes invented the typewriter in 1867 and changed the world of work.
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  • George M. Pullman

    George M. Pullman
    Built a factory for manufacturing sleepers and other railroad cars on Ollinois prairie.
  • Alfred T. Mahan

    Mahan urged the government oofficials to build up American naval power in order to compete with other powerful nations. The man who modernized the Navy.
  • Standard Oil Company

    Established by John D. Rockfeller. THey took a different approach to mergers: they joined with competing companies in trust agreements.
  • Rural and Urban Differences

    More people were moving to the city and leaving the small towns and farms. The cities were get ing more people till there were millions of people in every city inthe country.
  • Women Shed Old Roles ot Home and at Work

    In the 1920's ne job opportunities opened up for women. Some opportunities were in offices, factories, stores, and professions.
  • African-American Voices in the 1920's

    During the 1920's, African Americans set new goals for themselves as they moved north to the nation's cities. Their migration was an expression of their changing attitude toward themselves-an attitude perhaps best captured in a phrase first used around this time, "Black is beautiful."
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    Roaring 20's

  • Schools and the Mass Media Shape Culture

    In 1914, approximately 1 million students attended high school. By 1926 that number had risen to nearly 4 million, an increase sparked by prosperous times and higher educational standards for industry jobs.
  • Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

    Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
    (IWW) or the Wobblies, Headed by William "Big Bill" Haywood, the Wobblies included miners, lumberers, and cannery and dock workers. Unlike the ARU, the IWW welcomed African Americans, but membership never topped 100,000.