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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

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