Week 2 Outline 4 - History 1053 U.S. History Civil War to...

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History 1053 U.S. History – Civil War to the Present Week 2, Outline 4 “Industrialization” I. The significant role of iron and steel to American industrialization. a. Iron production had provided weapons and tools. b. British entrepreneurs industrialized production. c. The United States had lots of raw materials. d. American entrepreneurs pioneered processes which led to significant scale and efficiency of production. e. Andrew Carnegie is a good example of this type of industrialist. i. He started out as a poor immigrant. ii. He had excellent business skills, attention to detail, and a vision. iii. Carnegie modernized steel production. II. Oil was the second major component driving this Industrial Revolution. a. Before 1860, Americans got their oil from whales, but whaling was dangerous and oil prices rose because whale fisheries were being depleted. b. In 1859, oil rock or oil from the ground was discovered. The nation was no longer dependent on whale oil for its luminants. (George Bissell and Edwin
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This note was uploaded on 04/13/2008 for the course HIST 1053 taught by Professor Dr.gabrielagonzález during the Spring '05 term at The University of Texas at San Antonio- San Antonio.

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Week 2 Outline 4 - History 1053 U.S. History Civil War to...

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