Chapter 20 Webquest
Chapter 20 Web Quest
Big Business, Industrialists, and where are they now?
1. When was this article written?
2. What did Rockefeller call September 26th? Why did he celebrate it?
3. Scroll down to the blue heading, “Foundations of Rockefeller Philanthropy”. What did Rockefeller’s son urge him to do after the Civil War?
4. How many buildings make up Rockefeller Center?
5. How big is the star that goes on the top of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree? How heavy is it?
6. Looking at the section of the page titled “Rockefeller Center History for Kids”, who is Rockefeller Center named after?
7. How did Andrew Carnegie feel about education?
8. What were the two things a town needed to promise before getting one of Carnegie’s libraries?
9. Use the menu on the left side of the screen. What is Carnegie’s Academic Leadership Award?
10.How much did Carnegie Hall cost to build?
11.How many performances have taken place in Carnegie Hall since 1891?
Extra Credit Question: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” (Look for the joke)
12.After Vanderbilt’s death, who received 95% of his fortune in his will? Why?
13.If Vanderbilt had been alive in 2007, how much money would he be worth?
14.When was Cornelius Vanderbilt inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame?
15.How many Railroads did Vanderbilt control over all?
16.What are the names of the two Railroad lines can you see on the towers of this picture of Grand Central Depot?
17.Scroll down. What was a significant event in J.P. Morgan’s history in 1893?
18.How many companies did J.P. Morgan combine to make the first $1 billion company in the United States?
19.What three huge companies (that are still very much around today!) did J.P. Morgan create in 1906?
20. What is the street address for J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Bank in New York City today?
21.In 1887, what did Thomas Edison hire Architect Henry Hudson Holly to design?
22.Edison built factories around his West Orange Laboratory. Why?
23.What was a ‘Mucker’ for Thomas Edison? What did they do?
24.Scroll all the way to the bottom. Who was Charles Edison?
How many shelves of experimental materials do you count on the far wall of this picture from