Ch 10: Industrialization in America in the Late 1800s

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Learn about industrialization in America in the late 1800s. Use the lesson videos and quizzes to deepen your understanding of the historical effects of rapid technological developments.

Industrialization in America in the Late 1800s - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our instructors look at industrialization in the late 1800s beginning with Westward Expansion and the American frontier. Lessons are presented that look at the effects of the Industrial Revolution and immigration. One you have completed all the lessons in this chapter, you will be prepared to:

  • Discuss the rise of Nativism
  • Identify inventions and the timeline of the second Industrial Revolution
  • Understand labor unions and organized labor versus management
  • Explain the effects and problems of urbanization during the second Industrial Revolution
  • Define the Social Gospel movement and the goals of urban reform

Our video lessons are created by our subject experts, to give you all the pertinent information in an easy-to-learn format. Watch the lessons online at your own pace, or read the video transcripts. Take the lesson and chapter quizzes to check your understanding.

7 Lessons in Chapter 10: Industrialization in America in the Late 1800s
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Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

1. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

The Industrial Revolution in America: Inventions & Effects

2. The Industrial Revolution in America: Inventions & Effects

The Industrial Revolution in America left a lasting effect on nearly every aspect of society. In this lesson, learn about the inventions that changed America, discuss the lasting effects of these changes, and take a quiz to summarize the key points.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

3. 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.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

4. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

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

5. 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.

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.

The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements

7. 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.

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