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Ch 5: Chapter 5: New Industries & People - Harcourt Social Studies US Civil War - Present

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The New Industries & People chapter of this Harcourt Social Studies US Civil War - Present Companion Course aligns with the same chapter in the Harcourt Social Studies US Civil War - Present textbook. These simple and fun video lessons are about five minutes long and help you learn the essential lessons about the Gilded Age and the development of American industry.

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  • Find the lesson within this chapter that corresponds to what you're studying in the New Industries & People chapter of your textbook.
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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the social studies topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad
  • New developments in American industry
  • The Robber Barons: Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt and more
  • Sequence and innovations of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Immigration in the late 19th century
  • Causes and explanation of the Great Migration
  • Impact and issues of urbanization in the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Labor disputes and organization in the Second Industrial Revolution

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9 Lessons in Chapter 5: Chapter 5: New Industries & People - Harcourt Social Studies US Civil War - Present
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Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

1. Expanding the Transcontinental Railroad: History and Impact

After decades of wrangling, plans were finalized for construction of a transcontinental railroad during the Civil War. After completion in 1869, the railroad changed many aspects of American life, for better or worse.

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.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

4. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s

5. Immigration Patterns in the Late 1800s

This lesson describes the immigration patterns of the late 1800s. Focusing on the new immigrants and birds of passage, it will highlight the hardships and discrimination these groups faced.

Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

6. Immigration Control Initiatives from 1882 to 1924

This lesson explains U.S. immigration controls from 1882 to 1924. It highlights the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1892, Ellis Island, and the Immigration Acts of 1917 and 1924.

The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

7. The Great Migration: Definition & Causes

The economic conditions of World War I led to a massive movement of African Americans from the South to the North, known as the Great Migration. Examine the causes and effects of this phenomenon.

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

8. 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.

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

9. 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.

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