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14 A New Industrial Age QUIT CHAPTER OBJECTIVE INTERACT WITH HISTORY TIME LINE VISUAL SUMMARY SECTION The Expansion of Industry 1 SECTION The Age of the Railroads 2 SECTION Big Business and Labor 3 MAP GRAPH
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14 A New Industrial Age HOME CHAPTER OBJECTIVE To analyze the effects of various scientific discoveries and manufacturing innovations on the nature of work, the American labor movement, and businesses
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14 W I T H H I S T O R Y I N T E R A C T What are the pros and cons of railroad expansion? Examine the Issues The year is 1863 and railroad construction is booming. In six years, the United States will be linked by rail from coast to coast. Central Pacific Railroad employs mainly Chinese immigrants to blast tunnels, lay track, and drive spikes, all for low wages. You are a journalist assigned to describe this monumental construction project for your readers. • How will businesses and the general public benefit from the transcontinental railroad? • What dangers do the railroad workers encounter? HOME • How might railroad construction affect the environment? A New Industrial Age
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14 The United States The World 1869 Central Pacific and Union Pacific complete the transcontinental railroad. 1870 Franco-Prussian War breaks out. 1875 British labor unions win right to strike. 1879 Thomas A. Edison invents a workable light bulb. TIME LINE HOME 1876 Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone. 1877 Munn v. Illinois establishes government regulation of railroads. Mother Jones supports the Great Strike of 1877. continued . . . 1882 United States restricts Chinese immigration. A New Industrial Age
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14 The United States The World 1884 Grover Cleveland is elected president. 1900 William McKinley is reelected. TIME LINE HOME 1890 Congress passes the Sherman Antitrust Act. 1890 Colonization of sub-Saharan Africa peaks. 1893 Women in New Zealand gain voting rights. 1894 President Cleveland sends federal troops to Illinois to end the Pullman strike. William McKinley is elected president. 1896
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