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First person to use steam engine to drill for oil

Edwin L. Drake

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Technique used to make steel from iron

Bessemer process

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Inventor of the light bulb

Thomas Alva Edison

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Inventor of the typewriter

Christopher Sholes

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Inventor of the telephone

Alexander Graham Bell

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A railroad that crosses the entire country

Transcontinental railroad

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Inventor of the sleeping car

George M. Pullman

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Name of company involved in stealing of railroad money

Crédit Mobilier

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Court case that gave government right to regulate private industry

Munn v. Illinois

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Law granting Congress authority to regulate railroad activities

Interstate Commerce Act

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Scottish immigrant who became a giant in the steel industry

Andrew Carnegie

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Process in which a company buys out its suppliers

Vertical integration

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Process in which companies producing similar products merge

Horizontal integration

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Theory that taught only the strong survived

Social Darwinism

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Head of the Standard Oil Company

John D. Rockefeller

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Law that outlawed trusts

Sherman Antitrust Act

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Union leader

Samuel Gompers

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Name of union led by Gompers

American Federation of Labor (AFL)

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Leader of the American Railway Union

Eugene V. Debs

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Union of radicals and socialists nicknamed the Wobblies

Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)

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Organizer for United Mine Workers

Mary Harris Jones