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AP US History Chapter 24

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Thomas Edison
was the most versatile inventor of his age and best known for his electric light bulb
Samuel Gompers
founded the American Federation of Labor and demanded a fairer share for labor: better wages, hours, and working conditions
John D. Rockefeller
one of the first millionaires of his time; formed Standard Oil and dominated weaker competitors by using methods of horizontal integration
Haymarket Square Riot
a bomb was thrown during a protest, which forever associated the Knights of Labor with anarchists and lowered their popularity and effectiveness
Knights of Labor
one of the first labor unions which won a number of strikes for the eight-hour work day, but then became involved in a number of May Day strikes, such as the Haymarket square riot, which weakened it