Term Definition
Henry Bessemer developed a process to make steel stronger and more affordable
Andrew Carnegie Made steel in Pittsburgh, PA. Became one of the richest men in the world.
John D. Rockfeller Standard oil Co. controlled 90% of the oil industry-MonopolyOne of the richest men in the world
George Westinghouse Westinghouse Electric Co. – 1896. Developed AC (Alternating Current)
William Randolph Hearst Owned most of the newspapers in US by 1900- Monopoly
Madame C.J. Walker First African American women to become a millionaire
Natural Resources From nature not made by people. Ex: iron, coal, oil,timber, water
Human Resources People who work to produce goods and services
Capital Resources Tools, machines, (money) that companies use to produce goods and services
Monopoly when one company has control of an industry
Sweatshop hot, cramped, workshops
Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire broke out and the workers were trapped inside. 150 people dies, mostly young women
Lewis Hine led the movement against child labor
labor union working to gain improved working conditions
Samuel Gompers form the American Federation Labor (A.F.L)
strike workers refuse to work to try to force business to meet their documents
Mary Harris Jones Helped lead the United Mine Workers. She was known as "Mother Jones"
Labor Day created by the labor unions to honor the workers in America.

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