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Gilded Age Baseball Pullman Strike Populists Chinese Exclusion Act Menlo Park nativism invention of the telephone In 1876, Edison opened his laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey. In three years he had successfully invented the incandescent light bulb. Henry Ford began to experiment with the internal combustion engine. The major force behind growth was the transcontinental railroad. Increasing mechanization within the American workplace. Assembly line and production line. Invention of the cigarette-making machine. American businesses grew, merged, and consolidated. A couple of major economic downturns which wiped out weaker businesses, allowing stronger businesses to expand even further. By 1910, only a few industrial giants controlled the economy. This economic trend produced a new class of Americans, the upper class identified with conspicuous consumption. Working class: largely comprised of urban-based immigrants. Sports helped create a national identity. Baseball became a national past-time during the
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