Ch 9: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.

About This Chapter

Consisting of engaging online video lessons, this Industrialization and Urbanization in the U.S. chapter was developed to teach you about the leaders and movements of the Second Industrial Revolution. You'll have opportunities to learn about the Populist Party Platform and the events of the Industrial Revolution. Test your retention with the self-assessment quizzes in each lesson.

CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization and Urbanization in the U.S. - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Through the video lessons in the Industrialization and Urbanization in the U.S. chapter, you could expand your knowledge of topics such as the Second Industrial Revolution's economic policies and labor unions. When you have completed the video lessons in this chapter, you could understand more about:

  • The goals of the Social Gospel Movement
  • The working conditions for laborers
  • Tariffs, monopolies and trusts during the Industrial Revolution
  • Urban planning during the Second Industrial Revolution

Video Objective
Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution Learn about monetary policies and taxes during the Second Industrial Revolution.
American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management and New Business Models Discover how mass production processes were transformed during the Gilded Age.
Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons Study the business practices of Andrew Carnegie and other industrial leaders.
Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution Examine the working conditions in factories and cotton mills.
Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines and Civil Service Reform Learn about the presidents of the Gilded Age.
The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History and Definitions Study the farming industry and the history of the Granger movement.
Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism Read about America's response to immigration during the Industrial Revolution.
Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects and Problems Discuss the effects and challenges of urban planning.
The Social Gospel Movement: Definitions and Goals of Urban Reform Movements Learn about the efforts of Christians to improve the living conditions of the poor in urban areas.
Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution Explore the new technologies and educational advancements of the Second Industrial Revolution.

6 Lessons in Chapter 9: CLEP Social Sciences and History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

3. 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.

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

4. 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.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

5. 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

6. 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.

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