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- Economic policies and labor conditions during the Second Industrial Revolution
- American industry development in the Gilded Age
- Andrew Carnegie's and the Robber Barons' business practices
- Labor unions during the Second Industrial Revolution
- The Grange and the Populist party platform
- Immigration and urbanization during the Second Industrial Revolution
- The Social Gospel Movement
- Middle class opportunities in American cities
1. Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution
During the late 1800's, the Second Industrial Revolution transformed America into an industrial nation and brought a wave of economic policies that favored business development. Learn about the economic policies during the Second Industrial Revolution, monetary policy, tariffs, the Gilded Age, and how the Sherman Antitrust Act was used to rein in big business and restore competition.
2. American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models
American industry development in the Gilded Age was distinguished by innovations and mass production and is often referred to as the Second Industrial Revolution. Discover the Bessemer process, the shift to scientific management, and the new business models, all of which made revolutionary changes in American industry.
3. Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons
With the Second Industrial Revolution came the rise of businessmen like Andrew Carnegie. Explore the rises, practices, and philosophies of Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons, from their beliefs in Reform Darwinism to their philanthropy.
4. Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution
During the Second Industrial Revolution in America, factory jobs often required workers to deal with unpleasant labor conditions. Workers usually completed 60-hour work weeks in exchange for poverty pay. Learn about work in the Gilded Age, the typical hours and wages for factory workers, normal conditions at work, and how labor unions led to the gradual improvement of working conditions.
5. Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform
Gilded Age politics began after the Reconstruction era and lasted until the 20th century. It is known as a time of corruption. Learn about the presidents of the Gilded Age and why they are considered forgotten, explore political machines and civil service reform.
6. Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management
During the Second Industrial Revolution, American workers had few, if any, legal protections due to a societal belief in Social Darwinism. To combat this, workers began forming unions, such American Federation of Labor, to bargain on their behalf, despite resistance from companies and business owners. Explore the conditions that prompted these unions, the actions that they took, and the effect that they had.
7. The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions
The Gilded Age brought much change to America in the late 1800s, particularly for the rural farming community. Learn how the economy of the Gilded Age brought forth political parties such as the Grangers and Populist Party, who focused on the rise of the individual farmers over industry.
8. Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism
During the Industrial Revolution, the United States of America accepted a massive wave of immigrants of various nationalities, ethnicities, and religions from around the world. Learn about the new immigrants' arrival & settlement in America, the rise of nativism, and federal acts that regulated immigration in industrial America.
9. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems
Urbanization is the process of people being concentrated into cities and it occurred during the second industrial revolution in America. Explore the lure of the city, the effects and problems of urbanization, and learn about the emergence of urban planning.
10. The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements
The Social Gospel Movement was brought about by Protestant Christians in an effort to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the urban working class. Take a deeper look at the definition, goals, and legacy of urban reform movements, and learn about the origins of the YMCA, Salvation Army and settlement houses.
11. Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution
During the late 1800's, urbanization and increased technology created new opportunities for the middle class in American cities. Learn about the development of modern America and how advancements in technology and communications during the Second Industrial Revolution created new sports & leisure activities, literature, arts, and educational opportunities for the middle class.
12. Who Was Thomas Edison? - Biography, Facts & Timeline
Learn about the famous inventor Thomas Alva Edison, the Wizard of Menlo Park who was the driving force behind many of today's most useful tools including phones, television, and even X-rays.
13. Elbert Hubbard: Biography, Books & Quotes
In this lesson, you will learn about the life and work of Elbert Hubbard. Inspired by William Morris' Arts and Crafts Movement, Hubbard founded an artist collective in Buffalo, New York, in the late 19th century, and became a prolific writer and progressive force in American society.
14. Glenn Curtiss: Biography, Aircraft & Motorsport
Glenn Curtiss was a remarkable man for his contributions to motorsports and aviation. In this lesson, learn why Glenn Curtiss left such a legacy in each of these areas.
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