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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
- The Populist Party platform
- The Grange and social gospel movements
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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