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US HISTORY Chapter 15 and 18 people

Andrew Carnegie
believed people had an obligation to share wealth with public (philanthropy)
George Plunkilt
an Irish immigrant who became one of NYC's most powerful bosses
Thomas Nast
created political cartoons that helped expose the corrupt political practices of Tammany Hall
Frank J. Sparague
created the electric trolley car which allowed wealthy city people to move out of suburbs
Scott Joplin
composer of ragtime music, king of ragtime
Louis Sullivan
most prominent architect and contributed to the design of skyscrapers
James Naismith
invented basketball
Herbert Spencer
believed society was better because only the fittest survived
Thomas Eakins
painter who painted everyday immigrant scenes
Jacob Riis
photojournalist who observed and photographed immigrant life
Henry George
wrote how our nation was rich but povert still existed
William Boss Tweed
corrupt political boss in New York City
Horatio Alger
rags to riches story helped express ideal of individualism
Lester Frankward
wrote about how competition was wasteful and time consuming
Washington Gladden
advocated social Gosepl movement and used Christian principles to improve society
George Carver
urged farmers to plant soybeans and peanuts to replenish soil
Edward Bellamy
wrote about fictional American society where government owned industry
Mark Twain and Charles Warner
coined the phrase "Gilded Age" that characterized American society
Jane Addams
founded the first settlement house in Chicago
Dewight Moddy
organizer of YMA and introduced gospel hymn into worship services
Lincoln Steffens
exposed political corruption around cities and wrote The Shame of the Cities
Upton Sinclair
wrote The Jungle taht exposed the unsanitary conditions of meat packing industry
Ida Tarbell
exposed corrupt business practices of Standard Oil
Frank Norris
exposed the power and abuses of railroad
John Spargo
exposed working conditions of children and wrote The Bitter City of Children
David Phillips
exposed power of big businesses over the senate, wrote Treason of Senate
Ida Wells
wrote newspaper article about practices of lynching
Sophia Smith
founded Smith College and believed in the education of women but believed their place was in the home
Booker T. Washington
believed in hard work and founed Tuskegee Institute
George Dewey
told by TR to make ready to attack the Spanish Fleehets in the Phillipines
Emilio Aguinaldo
led the Fillipinos in their fight for independence against the United States
Alice Paul
helped NAWSA congressional committee, protested against Woodrow Wilson because he did not believe in voting of women
Teddy Roosevelt
the youngest person to ever serve as President
Arlen Aaron Sargent
introduced the 19th amendment to the floor of the senate for the first time