Ch 5: Industrialization & The Progressive Era

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Complete this chapter at any time to refresh your understanding of industrialization and the Progressive Era in American history. The chapter can benefit students who need to quickly review this time period for exams, assignments, essays or homework.

Industrialization & The Progressive Era - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive online history chapter examines the history of American industrialization and the Progressive Era. Take a look through these fun video lessons to study the effects of the Second Industrial Revolution, the rise of American imperialism, the politics of Theodore Roosevelt and much more. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Trace the rise of nativism and immigration in industrial America
  • Describe the effects of urbanization during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Discuss urban middle class opportunities that arose during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Explain the political agenda of Theodore Roosevelt and the Progressives
  • Recognize the constitutional amendments of the Progressive Era
  • Analyze the rise of international power through American imperialism

In addition to the chapter's lessons, we've included plenty of self-assessment quizzes to help you master these historical concepts. You can access these resources at any time that fits your schedule, and you'll be able to reach out to our subject matter experts if you have any questions about this era of history. Finally, the chapter's online format makes it easy to study at home, work, school or wherever you have an Internet connection.

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Industrialization & The Progressive Era
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Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

1. 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

2. 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.

Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution

3. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

4. Theodore Roosevelt & the Progressives: Definition and Political Agenda

In the early 20th century, the United States had become an increasingly industrialized society. Progressive reformers believed that many social, economic and political issues required federal government regulation. Learn how Progressive Era reformers, including President Theodore Roosevelt and his Square Deal, worked to correct problems that accompanied this rapid development and expansion.

The Progressive Era: Definition & Amendments

5. The Progressive Era: Definition & Amendments

The Progressive Era was a period of significant change in the United States that lasted for roughly the first two decades of the 20th century. In this lesson, you'll learn about the four amendments that came from this period of reform.

American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

6. American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

When George Washington left office, he warned against getting drawn into global issues, yet just over 100 years later, the U.S. began its rise to become the dominant world power. What started this rise of American Imperialism?

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