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Who is Thomas Edison?
“If it can burn for 40 hours
now I know I can make it
burn a hundred.”
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What is Chicago?
The 1871 fire in this city was
wrongly blamed on Mrs.
What is Ellis Island?
This station processed the majority
of immigrants who arrived from
Who was John D. Rockefeller?
His Standard Oil Company
dominated the industry through
horizontal integration and
ruthless business practices.
Who is Boss Tweed?
“I don’t care a straw for your news-
papers, my constituents don’t
know how to read, but they can’t
help seeing those damned pictures.”
What are tenements?
These crowded, filthy, and
dangerous slums housed most of
any industrial city’s
What is southern and eastern Europe?
Most “new” immigrants to the
U.S. in the late-1800s and early-
1900s came from these regions of
What is philanthropy?
Robber Barons such as Carnegie
and Rockefeller practiced this,
in which they shared their surplus
wealth with the community.
Who is Jacob Riis?
“My purpose is to demonstrate
with photographs as no mere
description could, the misery and
vice that I had noticed in my ten
years of experience… and suggest
the direction in which good might
What are skyscrapers?
The invention of flexible steel,
fireproofing, and the elevator
allowed for the construction of
What is Angel Island?
It often took months and
sometimes years to process
immigrants through this station
in the San Francisco Bay.
What were industrial unions?
After such fiascoes as the
Haymarket Riot and the Homestead
Strike, these labor unions lost
popularity with the American
people while their wages were cut.
Who is Henry George?
“Material progress does not merely
fail to relieve poverty; it actually
What were political machines?
Despite an earned reputation for
fraud and graft, these urban
organizations provided numerous
benefits to a city’s immigrants.
Who were the Chinese?
This ethnic group was excluded
from the U.S. in 1882, unless its
Members possessed marketable
What is vertical integration?
Carnegie employed this industrial
strategy in which he bought out
his suppliers and controlled access
to all raw materials
and transportation facilities.
Who is Andrew Carnegie?
“It will be a great mistake for the
community to shoot the million-
aires, for they are the bees that
make the most honey, and contrib-
ute most to the hive even after they
have gorged themselves full.”
What was the Triangle Fire?
This avoidable disaster caused
the deaths of 146 workers and
led to the introduction of
safety standards and government
inspections of factories.
What are Asian/Pacific-Islanders and Hispanic?
These two ethnic groups
represent the largest growing
immigrant populations in the U.S.
What is the Sherman Antitrust Act?
This 1890 act of Congress
attempted to curb the monopolistic
practices of big business leaders.
It ended up negatively impacting