Unit 1 - Industrialization

Industrialization

the development of an industry on an extensive (large) scale

Urbanization

Movement of people from rural areas to cities

urban

relating to a city

rural

relating to farm areas and life in the country

Alexander Graham Bell

inventor and educator of the deaf who built the first telephone in 1876

Thomas Edison

Inventor whose many creations included the light bulb, the phonograph, and the microphone

Wright Brothers

Brothers and inventors who together built the first successful motor-operated airplane in 1903

Investor

a person who gives money to a business or project, hoping to make a profit

Frank and Charles Duryea

Brothers who built the first working car in the United States in 1893

Blanche Stuart Scott

First American woman to fly an airplane and the first woman to drive a car coast to coast across the United States

George Westinghouse

Inventor and entrepreneur who developed a new technology called alternating current to deliver electricity to customers

Rural Electrification Act

put in place to help bring electricity to some of the United States' most rural areas for the first time