Technological Advancements During The Gilded Age

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The Gilded Age brought America many different technological advancements such as the railroad system, kerosene, steel, and light bulbs. These advancements impacted the lives of people in America. The railroad system impacted the lives of American people by making travel much faster. Instead of the trip taking 6-7 months it can now take up to 10 days. Kerosene changed the lives of people because businesses could now work 24 hours a day. Kerosene was mostly used in american homes until Thomas Edison created the light bulb. Steel helped the major cities in the U.S. expand upward. Andrew Carnegie used the Besemer process to produce steel faster. With the Besemer process steel production was increased by 90%. This allowed the cities to get

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