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Ch 6: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Foreign Relations 1870-1918

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As you get ready for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content exam, add this US Foreign Relations 1870-1918 chapter to your study plan. Careful study of the videos and text lessons can help prepare you for the questions on the test.

MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Foreign Relations 1870-1918 - Chapter Summary

Let our instructors take you through one of America's most interesting periods of growth, innovation and technological development while you study for the MEGA Social Science Multi-Content test. The late 19th century saw the completion of railroads uniting the east coast with the west and an upsurge in industrialism that allowed the United States to begin to flex its muscles internationally. The lessons in this chapter illustrate the following:

  • Industrialization in 19th century and the transcontinental railroad
  • Economics and immigration during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Impact of urbanization in the northern U.S.
  • Financial panic of 1873 and development of the U.S. national market economy
  • Impact and causes of the War of 1812 and the Spanish American War
  • Political thought in the 19th century
  • U.S. imperialism and the role of the U.S. in WWI

The lessons were created by expert instructors, and you also have access to subject-matter specialists who are available to answer questions or provide assistance upon request. The video lessons give you comprehensive information in a quick and easy format, and you can use the lesson quizzes and chapter tests to check your assimilation and mastery of the material.

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: MEGA Social Science Multi-Content: US Foreign Relations 1870-1918
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American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

1. American Industrialization: Factory System and Market Revolution

New agricultural technology revolutionized the North, South and West. In this lesson, learn how that technology ushered in the Market Revolution in America.

Transcontinental Railroad: Construction, History & Impact

2. Transcontinental Railroad: Construction, History & Impact

In this lesson, we will discuss how the Transcontinental Railroad was built and how it changed the United States. Learn more about the challenges of building the railroad and why it was so important, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution

3. Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution

With encouragement from the federal government, the Second Industrial Revolution transformed America from an agrarian nation into an industrial power. The mixed effects of these changes on the American people prompted Mark Twain to dub the period the 'Gilded Age.'

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.

Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

5. Problems of Urbanization and Daily Life in the North

In the antebellum years, American cities grew. Find out why and what it was like to live in New York, Philadelphia and other Northern cities in the middle of the 19th century.

Financial Panic of 1873: Causes & Summary

6. Financial Panic of 1873: Causes & Summary

In the United States financial depression came as a result of over-speculation in the railroad industry. Learn about the causes of the Panic of 1873 as well as the impact the event had on the nation.

Development of the US National Market Economy

7. Development of the US National Market Economy

During the nineteenth century, a true national market economy formed in America. Large farms and corporations took advantage of the new forms of transportation to ship and sell goods in all parts of the country. We will explore the national market's development as well as some consequences.

War of 1812: Causes & Effects

8. War of 1812: Causes & Effects

In this lesson, you'll examine the events that led to the War of 1812, as well as the effects that the war had on a young American nation. Then, you'll be able to test your understanding with a short quiz.

19th Century Political Ideologies

9. 19th Century Political Ideologies

In this lesson, we explore the principal political ideologies which developed and matured during the 19th century and the impact they have had on economies and politics since the 19th century.

American Imperialism: Definition, Reasons & Rising International Power

10. 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?

The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

11. The Spanish-American War: Causes, Goals & Results

The Spanish-American war was a new kind of war involvement for the U.S. It was not for freedom, it was not an internal conflict. It was fought over expansion and the idea of spreading American influence in the Caribbean and in the Philippines.

American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

12. American Imperialism in Hawaii, China & the Philippines

American imperialism had a major effect on the world. In this lesson, find out how a nation became a part of the U.S. for almost 50 years and how one kingdom became a U.S. state. The effect of U.S. imperialism in Asia and the Pacific had a long-lasting and far-reaching effect that we can still see today!

American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

13. American Imperialism in Latin America & the Caribbean

Around the turn of the 20th century, the United States entered a period of non-colonial imperial expansion throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. Learn about the short-term and long-term effects of some of these policies in this video lesson.

The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

14. The United States in World War I: Official Position, Isolation & Intervention

The United States' best option was to stay out of World War I. They had nothing to gain from getting involved. So, they tried to stay neutral, but as American interests started to lean toward the Allied Powers, many events happened to give the States the final push to enter the war.

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