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Chapter 8. Lesson 1 & 2. A Time of Invention . Elijah McCoy-oil cup Margaret Knight- machine that made paper bags Alexander Graham Bell- telephone Thomas Edison- phonograph, record player, electric light bulb . Henry Bessemer. Invented a process to make steel

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chapter 8

Chapter 8

Lesson 1 & 2

a time of invention
A Time of Invention
  • Elijah McCoy-oil cup
  • Margaret Knight- machine that made paper bags
  • Alexander Graham Bell- telephone
  • Thomas Edison- phonograph, record player, electric light bulb
henry bessemer
Henry Bessemer
  • Invented a process to make steel
  • The Bessemer Process made steel less expensive to make
andrew carnegie
Andrew Carnegie
  • Used the Bessemer Process to make steel for railroads
  • He bought fuel companies, railroads, and ships
  • His company produced close to ¼ of all the steel made in the US
john d rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller
  • Formed the Standard Oil Company, a corporation
  • Corporation: a business in which many people own shares, or parts, of the business
  • Rockefeller began buying other companies to reduce competition.
  • When there is less competition companies can raise their prices
  • Rockefeller bought so many companies that it almost became a monopoly
  • Monopoly: a company that has no competition
the labor movement
The Labor Movement
  • Factory workers were paid poorly and worked in dangerous conditions so they began to form labor unions. They also worked long hours
  • Labor Union: an organization of workers that tries to improve pay and working conditions for its members
  • Workers went on strike to try and get better work conditions and more pay
  • Strike: workers refuse to work
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