U.S History Ch. 6 Test Review Mr. Barton

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Edwin L. Drake
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The man who first successfully used the steam engine to remove oil beneath the earth’s surface.
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Eugene V. Debs
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Ran the American Railway Union and later ran for president several times as a Socialist.
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Christopher Sholes
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Invented the typewriter.
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John D. Rockefeller
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This guy created trust and was criticized as a robber baron while serving as head of standard oil company.
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Thomas Alva Edison
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Perfected the Lightbulb.
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Mary Harris \”Mother\” Jones
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She organized coal miners and wives and children to fight for better working conditions.
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George M. Pullman
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Was the rail mungul that built a town of houses and employees. Added luxury to coaches.
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Alexander Graham Bell
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This guy opened the way for worldwide communications with the invention of the telephone.
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Andrew Carnegie
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The Scottish immigrant who made a fortune in steel and donated most of his profits to charities.
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Henry Bessemer
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Who developed a cheap and affective manufacturer process for making steel.
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Which of the following most allowed manufacturers to build their factories away from rivers?
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Electricity.
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Why was Pullman, Illinois an unusual town?
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It was built by a company that has its own workers.
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Which of the following did social Darwinism discourage?
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Government Regulations.
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In which of the following places did 146 female workers die in a fire?
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At the Triangle Shirt Waste Factory.
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Why were scabs unpopular with the striking workers during the late 1800s?
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They were workers used to beak strikes.
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What made it possible to construct skyscrapers?
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The method of making steel.
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What did Industrial consolidation and trust reduce during the late 1800s?
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Competition.
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Who organized the Industrial Workers of the World?
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Radical Unionist and Socialist.
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Which of the following resulted from the investigation of the Triangle Shirt Waste fire?
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Changes in local labor laws for women and children.
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What was the goal of the Interstate Commers Act?
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To lower excessive railroad rates.
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All of the following factors contributed to the immense Industrial Boom of the 1900s except?
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A growing urban population, a wealth of natural resources, and government support for business.
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What did The Sherman antitrust did?
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It outlawed the formation of trust that interfered with free trade.
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In the late 1800s collective bargaining was a technique to do what?
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To win workers rights.
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The use of standardized time and time zones was introduced in order to benefit what group?
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Railroad companies and train travelers.

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