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Chapter 14 The Expansion of American Industry Development of the West Homestead Act (1862) Transcontinental RR * Chinese Labor Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) Telegraph (1844) Samuel Morse Telephone Alexander G. Bell * Thomas Edison Light Bulb, Motion Pics, Phonographs

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Chapter 14The Expansion of American Industry

Development of the West

Homestead Act (1862)

Transcontinental RR *

Chinese Labor

Chinese Exclusion Act (1882)

Telegraph (1844)

Samuel Morse

Telephone

Alexander G. Bell *

Thomas Edison

Light Bulb, Motion Pics, Phonographs


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Impact of the Railroads

Bessemer Process *

Steel production

  • Big Business (Trusts)

    Robber Barons

    Andrew Carnegie (Steel)

    J.D. Rockefeller (Oil) *


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  • Social Darwinism

    Survival of the fittest

  • Monopoly

    Eliminate competition in the market

  • Sherman Anti-Trust Act

    Limits the power of Big Business

    Make monopolies illegal

  • Labor Unions

    Collective bargaining

    American Federation of Labor (AFL)

    Samuel Gompers

    Pullman Strike (1894)

    Example of industrial unrest


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