The INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION :
:Economic and Electric Power
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board of directors often managed smaller companies, an arrangement known as an ___________________
___________________. By 1892, Rockefeller was worth over $800 million. His Standard Oil
Co. had become a ___________________, which many people hated and feared. As Rockefeller
gained control of more oil refineries, fewer companies could compete. This
control of all lower parts of the production process is called ___________________
ELECTRIC POWER: Batteries had been in use since 1800, but several inventors had been working on more powerful machines like generators and dynamos. ___________________ ___________________ ___________________ set up his lab in Menlo Park, NJ where he created and improved existing devices. The telegraph, ___________________ ______________, electric motor, and generator are a few of his over 1000 patents. He developed the phonograph in 1877 and perfected the indoor light bulb in 1879. His company would eventually become ___________________ ___________________ Co.
GEORGE ______________________ built on Edisonís de≠sign for a power plant, coming up with AC or alternating current. This energy supply could be transported over long distances. He controlled the WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP., which helped spread the use of electric power over the whole US by the end of the century.
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