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By Susan Hamen

As new medical discoveries ended in superior expertise, the US speedily grew to become a latest, industrialized state. discover why 1/2 all commercial employees in this time have been young ones ten years previous and more youthful who did not attend college. How did this alteration? via maps, charts, and timelines scholars will detect how greatly existence has replaced because the early 1800s. This identify will let scholars to quote textual facts to aid research of what the textual content says explicitly in addition to inferences drawn from the textual content.

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Oil refining. Rockefeller controlled one of the first monopolies and was labeled a robber baron. Yet, he donated about $540 million to public causes. Edison, Thomas (1847–1931) - Thomas Edison was one of the greatest inventors of all time. Edison invented the practical lightbulb and the phonograph and improved the telegraph and telephone. S. patents, the most any individual has ever held. Ford, Henry (1863–1947) - Henry Ford began his career working for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit.

32 Cyrus McCormick (1809–1884) Cyrus McCormick invented the horse-drawn reaper. John D. Rockefeller (1839–1937) John D. Rockefeller was the first billionaire in the United States. While immigrants and children were providing most of the labor for factories and railroad construction, some business owners were becoming incredibly wealthy. John D. Rockefeller bought his first oil refinery in 1862. In 1870 he formed the Standard Oil Company. He made exclusive agreements with the railroads to transport all of his oil.

The Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890 outlawed monopolies. The government broke up some of the large corporations. Yet, new large companies continued to form. GIVING BACK Industry leaders also used their fabulous wealth to give back to the public. Men like Carnegie and Rockefeller donated millions of dollars to public libraries, schools, music halls, and medical research institutions. Rockefeller gave away approximately $540 million during his lifetime. Carnegie helped finance hundreds of libraries across the country.

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