How steel built America

How steel built America

How steel built America

Jacob Duncan

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There were many ways steel built the America we have today. They built the buildings we work or live in. The bridges that help us get across long stretches of water with a car or horse or by foot. They built our ships that carried everything from immigrants to goods being imported and exported out of the U.S. It also built the railroads that made westernazation possible. The process of making steel became incredibly easy and cheap with Henry Bessemer’s invention of the Bessemer steel process in 1856. It increased steel production and reduced costs of making steel, causing a surplus. The leader of the steel industry in the U.S., Andrew Carnegie, was making huge profits too, having a monopoly over the industry in 1889.
(http://metals.about.com/od/properties/a/Steel-History.htm)

Steel is still to this day one of the most commonly used metals on earth. It’s still used for buildings, ships, bridges, etc. I think it is still one the biggest industries not just in the U.S. but around the world. I mean I know the computer industry and automobile industry and others are more profitable and bigger. But none of those industires would be around if it wasn’t for steel. We wouldnt have cell towers, we wouldn’t have machines to build our cars, cars wouldn’t be as safe. There are so many things steel did for like in America.

 

 

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