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Who helped improve the light bulb?
Once the light bulb was perfected, Edison had to develop an entire electrical system to
make the light bulb practical and to showcase its potential was developed.
What did he do to make this happen?
He built a power generating station in New York City that provided power to light office buildings.
Edison’s invention eventually led to the creation of the_____________ in the early 1890’s.
General Electric Company
It was many years after Edison’s invention that electricity finally reached Americans
Alexander Graham Bell developed his invention of the telephone into a major corporation
called Bell Telephone Company, which later became
AmericanTelephone and Telegraph (AT&T).
What did the Wright Brothers start?
The aircraft industry
Wright Brothers experimented with a flying machine for several years before
their motorized airplane flew for 12 seconds at----------------in 1903.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Albert Einstein was not an inventor but a physicist who made significant contributions
to science and to the U.S. emerging as a world power. He is best known for
his theory of relativity.
Einstein was a Jew who fled Germany in 1933. He came to the US as an
Einstein was helpful in convincing the US president to start the Manhatten Project,
which developed the _____________.
Why did many immigrants leave their home country?
- They fled to escape:
- religious persecutions,
What attracted (pulled) immigrants to the United States during the Industrial Revolution?
- economic opportunities (jobs),
- political freedom
- social equality
Why were immigrants such an important factor to industrial growth during the Industrial
They provided the workforce the industries needed.
What major processing center did many immigrants come through when they came to
Ellis Island and Angel Island
Explain why many American workers did not
like or resented immigrants?
Immigrants would work for lower wages.
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