American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models


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How did the Second Industrial Revolution change the United States?

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1. How did the Bessemer steel process impact the labor market?

2. Which is the best explanation of a trust?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you assess your knowledge of developments in industry during America's Gilded Age. Things you'll need to know to pass the test include the effects of the Second Industrial Revolution and the Sherman Antitrust Act.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessment tools will test your knowledge of the following:

  • What most directly affected labor during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • What innovation was most instrumental in mechanizing American industry
  • The best explanation of a trust
  • Effects of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Effects of the Sherman Antitrust Act

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about America's Gilded Age in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about developments in industry

Additional Learning

To learn more about industrial development, review the corresponding lesson on Developments in Industry in America's Gilded Age. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how the Bessemer Process transformed industry
  • Learn how changing management styles affected industry
  • Discuss the new forms of business organization that emerged during the Gilded Age