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Inventions: Transportation(12 Photos)
New York(10 Photos)
New York State is known for iconic landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, as well as its diverse natural beauty.
Transcontinental RailroadVideo Clip (3:27)
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Find out how the transcontinental railroad transformed America into one nation.
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and Power
John D. Rockefeller: Oil, Money and PowerVideo Clip (3:50)
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The Standard Oil Trust grew to become an industrial monster thanks to John D. Rockefeller's vision and drive.
Evolution of Railroads
Evolution of RailroadsVideo Clip (4:20)
Video Clip (4:20)
In 1869 the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads converged at Promontory Summit, Utah, completing the Transcontinental Railroad.
The Industrial Revolution
The Industrial RevolutionVideo Clip (2:33)
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Beginning in the 19th century, advances in manufacturing revolutionize the American way of life.
Andrew CarnegieVideo Clip (2:11)
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Meet Andrew Carnegie and find out how the wealthiest man of his day ended up giving away his vast fortune.
Theodore Roosevelt vs. J.P. Morgan
Theodore Roosevelt vs. J.P. MorganVideo Clip (3:11)
Video Clip (3:11)
Theodore Roosevelt believed America's greatest evil was too much power in the hands of corporate America. Find out what happened when he took on J.P. Morgan, the nation's most powerful financier.
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902
J.P. Morgan Battles Coal Miners in 1902Video Clip (3:10)
Video Clip (3:10)
J.P Morgan versus the coalminers.
Henry Ford and the Model T
Henry Ford and the Model TVideo Clip (3:18)
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Find out how Henry Ford's Model T revolutionized transportation in America.
The Rise of Cornelius Vanderbilt
The Rise of Cornelius VanderbiltVideo Clip (3:47)
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Discover how a steamboat captain built a railroad empire.
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