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By Susan Hamen

As new clinical discoveries ended in stronger know-how, the USA speedily turned a latest, industrialized state. discover why half all business staff in this time have been young ones ten years previous and more youthful who did not attend college. How did this transformation? via maps, charts, and timelines scholars will become aware of how vastly lifestyles has replaced because the early 1800s. This identify will enable scholars to quote textual proof to help research of what the textual content says explicitly in addition to inferences drawn from the textual content.

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In 1870, he established the Standard Oil Company. S. 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.

42 McCormick, Cyrus (1809–1884) - Cyrus McCormick invented a horse-drawn reaping machine. His reaper could cut more than 10 acres (4 hectares) of grain per day. This revolutionized harvesting in the United States and the world. McCormick became the world’s leading manufacturer of farming implements. Carnegie, Andrew (1835–1919) - Carnegie moved from Scotland to the United States when he was a child. He went on to become a leading steel manufacturer and one of the wealthiest men of his time. Carnegie donated about $350 million of his fortune to build libraries and fund other charities.

Ford, Henry (1863–1947) - Henry Ford began his career working for the Edison Illuminating Company in Detroit. He founded the Ford Motor Company. Ford reduced the cost of producing his Model T so that people could afford it. His assembly line process revolutionized factory production. 43 Timeline 1712 Thomas Newcomen invents the first steam engine. 1733 John Kay invents the flying shuttle. 1765 James Watt builds the first practical steam engine. 1767 James Hargreaves invents the spinning jenny. 1790 Samuel Slater opens the first cotton mill in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.

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