Ch 49: GACE History: Industrialization & Urbanization

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Let us show you the important points about industrialization and urbanization that you need to review for the GACE History exam. The video lessons and self-assessment quizzes add up to a powerful way to solidify your knowledge so you are prepared to answer related test questions.

GACE History: Industrialization and Urbanization - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons contained in this chapter to structure your review of industrialization and urbanization, in preparation for the GACE History exam. The videos go over all the points you need to know, including:

  • The economic policies of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • The development of American industry and politics in the Gilded Age
  • Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons
  • Jane Addams
  • Labor unions and issues during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Urbanization
  • The Social Gospel movement
  • Opportunities in American cities

We use experienced instructors to help guide your studies. They present the material clearly and concisely in the form of brief video lessons that are accompanied by full transcripts and associated quizzes. The variety of approaches ensures that your studying will be interesting and fruitful.

Objectives of the GACE History: Industrialization and Urbanization Chapter

The GACE History exam is made up of two tests that can be taken together or separately. Each one consists of selected-response items and lasts about two hours. Your scores on the combined tests will determine if you can be licensed as a teacher in the state of Georgia. The topics in this Industrialization and Urbanization chapter fall within Test II, Subarea II: United States History from 1877 to the Present. This subarea accounts for 40% of the test items.

11 Lessons in Chapter 49: GACE History: Industrialization & Urbanization
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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.

Jane Addams' Impact on Education

4. Jane Addams' Impact on Education

Jane Addams serves as an outstanding example of how compassion and dedication can be used to support others. In this lesson, we will provide a brief background of her life but more specifically an in-depth look at her impact on education in the U.S.

Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

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.

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