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Title: 11.2.6 Chapter 6


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11.2.6 Chapter 6
  • Industrialization

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Objective
  • Trace the economic development of the United
    States and its emergence as a major industrial
    power, including its gains from trade and the
    advantages of its physical geography.

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The Expansion of Industry
  • Natural Resources Fuel Industrialization
  • After Civil War US still largely an agricultural
    nation
  • By 1920, US had become leading industrial power
    in the world

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Industrial Boom
  • 3 Major Factors
  • 1.) wealth of natural resources
  • 2.) Explosion of inventions
  • 3.) growing population in urban areas

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Black Gold
  • Abraham Gesner- used kerosene to light lamps
  • Discovered how to distill it from oil coal
  • Edwin L. Drake-
  • Oil Boom-
  • Gasoline-

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Bessemer Steel Process
  • Coal Iron- remove carbonSteel
  • Bessemer Process- injecting air
  • Open-hearth Method-

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New Uses for Steel
  • Railroads-
  • Barbed wire-
  • Reaper plow-
  • Brooklyn Bridge-
  • Skyscraper

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NEW INVENTIONS
  • EDISON- Light bulbs/power plants 79
  • ELECTRICITY CHANGED BUSINESS/LIFE IN U.S.
  • SHOLES- TYPEWRITER 67
  • BELL- TELEPHONE 76
  • RADIO, PHONOGRAPH, MOTORS

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  • RAILROADS
  • 1.) transport commodities and people across vast
    distances quickly and cheaply.
  • 2.)Made local transit reliable westward
    expansion possible business people
  • Govt. gave huge land grants loans to R.R.

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A national network
  • 1856- Extended to Miss.
  • 1859- to Missouri
  • 1869-Central Pacific Union Pacific met at
    Promontory Ut.

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  • 1st Transcontinental RR
  • 1860- 30,000 miles of track
  • 1890- 7x that 210,000 miles.

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  • EFFECTS OF R/R
  • Railway Time
  • 1000s of time zones in U.S.
  • Wisconsin 38 time zones
  • 1870 C.F. Dowd proposes earth divided into 24
    time zones
  • 11/18/1883 r.r. country synchronize watches

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  • 2. Iron, coal, steel, lumber, and glass
    industries grew rapidly to meet demand of R/R
  • 3. increased growth of towns and markets
  • towns began to specialize in certain commodities
  • Chicago meatpacking
  • Minneapolis grain industry

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CORRUPTION
  • corruption of R/R angered farmers who relied on
    R/R earn a living
  • Farmers demand govt regulation of R/R
  • REGULATION-

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Railroad Abuses
1. Misuse of govt land grants 2. Price fixing 3.
Discriminating freight rates
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Panic of 1893
  • Corporate abuse, mismanagement, over expansion,
    and competition push R/R to bankruptcy.
  • created economic crisis.
  • Panic of 1893 worst economic depression until
    1929.
  • railroads were seized wealthy BIG BUSINESS.
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