Industrial Tycoons

Industrial Tycoons
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  • He donated over $500,000,000 to charities, universities, and churches.
  • John D. Rockefeller was the richest businessman ever.
  • His near monopoly led to the creation of anti-trust laws.
  • Carnegie's company built the first steel plants to use the Bessemer steel making process in the U.S.
  • Andrew Carnegie led the steel industry from 1873 to 1901.
  • He donated his money but treated his workers ubfairly at first.  He learned to care for them later on.
  • Cornelius Vanderbilt built a shipping and railroad empire worth more than $100 million.
  • He gave $1 million to what would become Vanderbilt University, a now renowned medical school.
  • He made his first million in the shipping industry and expanded his area that he shipped to when the Goldrush started which made his timing perfect.  He eventually controlled the Central Railroad.
  • One of his most notable inventions is electrical power which completely changed how people lived their day to day lives.
  • He's also known for inventing the phonograph and moving pictures soon after.
  • Thomas Edison is known as the greatest inventor in American history.
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  • He taught the deaf and hard of hearing how to speak and started the School of Vocal Physiology and Machanics of Speech.
  • He once tutored Helen Keller and became one of her close lifelong friends.
  • Alexander Graham Bell is famous for the development of the telephone.
  • He made the first assembly line shich drastically lowered the cost and the time to make the vehicles.
  • He made the first car affordable to most Americans, the Model T.
  • Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company and is known for his innovative manufacturing practices.
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