About This Chapter
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Praxis Social Studies - Content Knowledge (5081): Study Guide & Practice course
- Early American Civilizations
- Settling North America & the Colonies
- Understanding the American Revolution
- The Making of a Nation after the American Revolution
- Jeffersonian Democracy & The Virginia Dynasty
- Jacksonian America
- Everyday Life in Antebellum America
- Manifest Destiny & American Expansion
- The American Civil War & Reconstruction Period
- American Imperialism & World War I
- The Progressive Era of 1920s America
- The Great Depression (1929-1940)
- Significant Events of World War II
- Politics & Life After World War II
- Events & Presidents During the Cold War (1950-1973)
- Civil Rights & Other Movements in the US (1954-1973)
- America in the 1970s
- The Legacy of Ancient Greece & Rome
- Overview of Ancient Persia
- Overview of Ancient India
- Early Civilization in China
- Early Civilizations in Egypt, Mesopotamia & the Near East
- History of the Dark Ages
- Overview of the Middle Ages
- Overview of the Renaissance & the Age of Exploration
- Overview of the Reformation
- History of the Elizabethan Era
- Overview of European Colonialism
- Shifting Eastern European Power (1648-1740)
- 18th Century Empire & Expansion
- The Age of Enlightenment
- Bonaparte & the French Revolution
- Global Politics (1760-1848)
- Nationalism in Europe, Africa, Asia & the Americas
- Life in Europe (1850-1914)
- 19th and 20th Century Imperialism
- World War I & the Russian Revolution
- Approaching World War II (1919-1939)
- Political Ideologies and Philosophy
- Influential Figures in Political Science
- American Federalism
- Branches of the U.S. Government
- Civil Liberties in the U.S.
- Civil Rights in the U.S.
- Political Culture, Public Opinion & Civic Behavior
- Electoral Systems
- Overview of Political Parties in the U.S.
- Interest Groups in American Politics
- Mass Media and Politics
- Forms of Government
- International Relations
- Actors in International Relations
- International Law & Politics
- Introduction to Geography
- Tools Used in Geography
- Understanding Ecosystems
- Human Movement & Spatial Processes
- Types of Human Settlements
- Basics of Demographics
- Understanding Ethnicity & Geography
- Humans & Their Impact on the Environment
- Politics, Nations & Geography
- The Changing Nature of Agriculture
- Scarcity, Opportunity Cost & Production Possibility Curves
- Market Equilibrium, Supply & Demand
- Inflation & Adjustment in Economics
- Unemployment Basics
- Understanding Macroeconomic Equilibrium
- Understanding Inflation & Unemployment
- Money & the Market
- The Central Bank & Monetary Policy
- Fiscal & Monetary Policies in Economics
- Foreign Exchange & Trade Balance
- Overview of Psychology Research & Approaches
- Human Development Theories & Processes
- Behavioral Sciences
- Overview of Culture & Society
- Praxis Social Studies: Content Knowledge Flashcards