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  1. Knights of Labor
  2. Charles Brush
  3. Charles and Frank Duryea
  4. Charles Lindbergh
  5. Henry Bessemer / William Kelly
  1. a Formed in 1869 under the leadership of Uriah Stephens. A national labor organization open to all who were "tolied." Meaning all workers, business men, proffessional people, and virtually all women. This group wanted 8-hr days and no child labor.
  2. b Englishman and American who developed a process for converting iron into the much more durable and versatile steel. There was also the Bessemer process, this consisted of blowing out the impurities of iron and making it a much stonger metal.
  3. c They built the first gasoline-driven motor vehicle in America in 1903.
  4. d One of the pioneers of electric lighting, he devised the arc lamp for street illumination.
  5. e 1920s, had a famous solo flight from New York to Paris and electrified the nation and the world.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Company fearful of technological competition that created one of the first corperate labortories in 1900.
  2. Led by Eugene Debs, he refused to handle Pullman cars and equiptment. Within a few days thousands of railroad workers and territories were on strike. Transportation from chicago to the Pacific Coast was paralyzed.
  3. Two brothers from Ohio who owned a bicycle shop in which they began to construct a glider that could be propelled through the air by an internal-combustion engine. Four years after they began experimenting they tested a flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The airplane took off and travel 120ft for 12 seconds before hitting the ground again.
  4. Led the Knights of Labor in 1870s, moved them into the open away from secracy. Made them enter a period of spectacular expansion.
  5. Informal agreements among various companies to stabalize rates and divide markets.

5 True/False questions

  1. Guglielmo MarconiAn italian inventor who took the first steps to develop the radio in the 1890s. His technology quickly found its way to the U.S.


  2. Thomas EdisonAlso known as "Scientific Managment", named after its leading theoretician, Frederick Winslow Taylor. He argued that scientific managment was also a way to increase the employers control of the workplace. He urged employers to subdived tasks, to speed up production, and decrease being dependent on a specific worker.


  3. Vertical IntegrationThe combining of a number of firms engaged in the same enterprise into a single corperation.


  4. Labor Contract LawIndustrial employers recruited many immigrants under this contract until its repeal in 1885. It permitted them to pay for the passage of workers in advance and deduct the amount later from their wages.


  5. James RittyInvented the cash register in 1878.


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