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Ch 13: Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900): Help and Review

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The Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900) chapter of this AP U.S. History Help and Review course is the simplest way to master American industrialization and urbanization. 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 industrialization and urbanization.

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Students will review:

This chapter helps students review the concepts in an industrialization and urbanization unit of a standard AP U.S. history course. Topics covered include:

  • Business practices of Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons
  • Gilded Age politics
  • Labor conditions and unions
  • Nativism
  • The Populist Party platform
  • The Grange and social gospel movements

20 Lessons in Chapter 13: Industrialization and Urbanization (1870-1900): Help and Review
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.

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.

Labor Day in the United States: History & Meaning

12. Labor Day in the United States: History & Meaning

Learn about the history and meaning behind the holiday of Labor Day in the United States. When you are finished, take the quiz and see what you've learned.

Alonzo Herndon: Biography & Explanation

13. Alonzo Herndon: Biography & Explanation

Many Americans want to live the 'American Dream.' Alonzo Herndon, a former slave, made his American dream come true through entrepreneurship and became the first black millionaire in Atlanta. In this lesson, learn more about the life and history of Alonzo Herndon.

Convict Leasing System: History & Explanation

14. Convict Leasing System: History & Explanation

In the decades after the demise of slavery, Southern states sought to once again control black labor through the convict leasing system. Learn about the features and human costs of this system, and then check yourself with a quiz.

Interstate Commerce Act of 1887: Definition & Passage

15. Interstate Commerce Act of 1887: Definition & Passage

This lesson will discuss the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887. Learn about the history of this act's passage, its effectiveness and the purpose this act served in regulating the railroad industry.

John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women: Summary & Analysis

16. John Stuart Mill's The Subjection of Women: Summary & Analysis

In John Stuart Mill's 1869 book, 'The Subjection of Women', Mill argues for female equality in a Victorian society that denied women many social and political rights. Learn about the historical context of this work and the effect it had on Victorian society.

Summary of the Haymarket Square Riot of 1886

17. Summary of the Haymarket Square Riot of 1886

The violent encounter at Haymarket Square in Chicago marked a turning point in the labor movement of the 19th century and produced the most sensational trial of the times. Read about this riot and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Chester A. Arthur: Facts, Accomplishments & Quotes

18. Chester A. Arthur: Facts, Accomplishments & Quotes

Chester A. Arthur was the 21st president of the United States. An interesting leader, he became chief executive after an assassination. Learn all about it in this lesson and take a short quiz at the end.

Bill Pickett: Rodeo, Facts & Biography

19. Bill Pickett: Rodeo, Facts & Biography

When you think of the Wild West, rodeos probably come to mind. But how much do you know about Bill Pickett? In this lesson, you will learn about Bill Pickett, one of the most prominent African-American cowboys in American history.

Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

20. Plessy v. Ferguson: Impact & Summary

This lesson explains the impact of Plessy v. Ferguson, an important Supreme Court decision made in 1896. The Court ruled on the concept of 'separate but equal' and set back civil rights in the United States for decades to come.

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