John D. Rockefeller: The Industrial Revolution

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The Industrial Revolution was a period of rapid growth in U.S. manufacturing in the 1800’s. It helped America trade, sell things, and it helped the economy. John D. Rockefeller started the first Standard oil-refining company in 1870. He started in the oil business in 1863, investing in a oil company in Cleveland,Ohio. John D. Rockefeller was born on July 8, 1839, in Richmond, New York. Growing up, John would sell candy and other things to make money. At the age of 14, John and his family would move to Cleveland, Ohio. John would receive his first job at the age of 16 for a company called, Hewitt & Tuttle. He worked as assistant bookkeeper, commission merchants and produce shippers. At the age of 20, John and a business partner ventured
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