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Ch 12: American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century: Help and Review

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The American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century chapter of this Middle School US History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master American industrialization of the late 19th century. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure students learn the essentials of American industrialization of the late 19th century.

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In this chapter, you'll learn the answer to questions including:

  • What were some economic policies of the Second Industrial Revolution?
  • In what ways was American industry transformed in the Gilded Age?
  • Who were Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons?
  • How were labor conditions during the Second Industrial Revolution?
  • How did 'native' Americans respond to immigration in the late 1800s?
  • What were some of the problems of urbanization during the Second Industrial Revolution?

14 Lessons in Chapter 12: American Industrialization of the Late 19th Century: Help and Review
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Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution

1. Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution

With encouragement from the federal government, the Second Industrial Revolution transformed America from an agrarian nation into an industrial power. The mixed effects of these changes on the American people prompted Mark Twain to dub the period the 'Gilded Age.'

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

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

American industry was transformed in the Second Industrial Revolution but not just through mechanization. Find out how new methods of management and organization helped the development of big business.

Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

3. Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

The Second Industrial Revolution created enormous wealth for industrialists like Andrew Carnegie. These corporate leaders were sometimes called Robber Barons for their questionable business practices, but they were also well-known for their philanthropy.

Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

4. Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

In the period between the Civil War and World War I, the American economy - supported by industry rather than agriculture - boomed. But, not everything glittered in the Gilded Age. Learn about the difficult, dangerous conditions of work during the Second Industrial Revolution.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

5. Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

Refresh your memory of the 'Forgotten Presidents' of the Gilded Age, and learn how Civil Service Reform might have cleaned up the federal government, but not the cities and states. They were the domain of political machines, like Tammany Hall.

Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

6. Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

Before American businesses had to comply with basic labor laws and safety regulations, workers organized to improve their working conditions. Learn about the early labor unions and their violent clashes with management and government.

The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions

7. The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions

During the Gilded Age of the late 19th century, farm prices fell and the federal government began supporting industry. Farmers first organized the Grange, a social movement that turned political with Farmers' Alliances. The Populist Party emerged to represent agrarian interests at the national level.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

8. Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

Between the Civil War and WWI, America experienced a massive third wave of immigration. Learn about where these immigrants came from, where they went and how 'native' Americans responded to them.

Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

9. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

After the Civil War, America transformed from a rural nation to an urban nation. Learn where all those people came from and why. Using New York City as an example, you'll see some of the problems of urbanization and the steps they took to improve it.

The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements

10. The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements

Many Americans were desperately poor around the turn of the 20th century. The Social Gospel movement emerged among Protestant Christians to improve the economic, moral and social conditions of the urban working class.

Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution

11. Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution

In the late 1800s, a new middle class emerged in America. In this lesson, learn about new opportunities available to these urbanites, including technology, sports and leisure, education and the arts.

Isaac Meritt Singer: Inventions & Biography

12. Isaac Meritt Singer: Inventions & Biography

Isaac Singer was a resourceful and charismatic man whose innovations made his name synonymous with the practical sewing machine. In this lesson read about how his advances in marketing led his company to success as an international industry.

Social Darwinism vs. Darwinism

13. Social Darwinism vs. Darwinism

Darwin's name is a familiar one to most people, but it has been attached to a few different ideologies. In this lesson, we'll check out the concepts of Darwinism and social Darwinism, and see how they relate as well as how they differ.

Social Darwinism: Significance & Movement

14. Social Darwinism: Significance & Movement

The concept of Social Darwinism found its most committed audience from the late 19th into the mid-20th century. The central tenet of the Social Darwinist philosophy states that some human beings and races are better than others, thus natural selection should be recognized as a mechanism of genetic cleansing.

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