Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Gilded Age

The following are key terms for Ch. 24, and some of the terms correspond to the reading on pp. 530-39. We will address Jim Crow in class tomorrow, but be sure to have pp. 512-513 read before you come to class.

These terms will constitute part of your study guide for the exam.
Tomorrow be prepared to discuss terms relevant to pp. 530-39.


Union Pacific Railroad
Central Pacific Railroad
Transcontinental Railroad
Leland Stanford
Collis P. Huntington
James J. Hill
Northern Pacific Railroad
Southern Pacific Railroad
Cornelius Vanderbilt
4 time zones
Bessemer process
Interstate Commerce Act
Interstate Commerce Commission
Thomas Edison
A.G. Bell
Andrew Carnegie
J.P. Morgan
John D. Rockefeller
Vertical Integration
Horizontal Integration
U.S. Steel Corporation
Standard Oil Company
Gospel of Wealth
Sherman Anti-Trust Act
James Buchanan Duke
Women and the Industrial Revolution
National Labor Union
Colored National Labor Union
Mother Jones
Knights of Labor
Haymarket Square
Samuel Gompers
Assembly Line
American Federation of Labor
Labor Day
American Industry, 1900 (map, p. 547)

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Anonymous said...

It's pretty cool how Rockefeller monopolized all the oil in the United States. He really knew what he was doing. He would have billions of dollars if he was still alive today.

Nikolas said...

Well if you look at how much a million dollars was back then I'm pretty sure Rockefeller was a billionare by our standards. I think it's interesting that the Gilded Age really established who the most powerful major companies are and the most influential families in America today.