Ch 1: Industrialization & Urbanization in America

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This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Industrialization & Urbanization in America for a standard US history course. Topics covered include:

  • Industry development
  • The Grange and the Populist Parties
  • Gilded Age politics
  • Immigration and nativism
  • The Second Industrial Revolution
  • Urban reform movements

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Industrialization & Urbanization in America
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American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models

1. 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.

The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions

2. 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.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

3. 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.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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.

Child Labor in America Throughout History

7. Child Labor in America Throughout History

Children struggling for 12 hours a day on their feet in hot crowded mills, or climbing down into dangerous dusty mines out West. These are images that have become rare in modern-day America, but were once common. It took reformers decades to get legislation passed at the state and national level to eliminate child labor. This lesson examines the history of child labor in the United States.

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