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Time period in which technology and business grew and a great number if inventions were created
a railroad baron, who bought up railroad lines in New York State,who eventually came to own the New York central. He contolled most of the railrod lines between new york and the great lakes
United States industrialist and philanthropist who endowed education and public libraries and research trusts (1835-1919)
faster, more practical means of transporting goods, lowered production costs, created national markets, served as a model for big business, stimulated other industries
John D. Rockefeller
Established the Standard Oil Company, the greatest, wisest, and meanest monopoly known in history
A fire in New York's Triangle Shirtwaist Company in 1911 killed 146 people, mostly women. They died because the doors were locked and the windows were too high for them to get to the ground. Dramatized the poor working conditions and let to federal regulations to protect workers.
a business owned by stockholders who share in its profits but are not personally responsible for its debts
an economy that relies chiefly on market forces to allocate goods and resources and to determine prices
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