Ch 11: MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.

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Use our lessons to review information about urbanization and the rise of industry in the U.S. as you prepare for the MTEL History exam. These videos and quizzes will help you correctly answer these types of exam questions.

MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Use these lessons to review information about industrialization and urbanization in the 19th and early 20th-century United States. Our videos and quizzes will help you brush up on your knowledge in order to correctly answer these types of exam questions:

  • Understanding industrial developments and innovative business models of the Gilded Age
  • Identifying the principles of the Grange and the Populist parties
  • Exploring the workings of political machines
  • Getting the gist of civil service reform during this period
  • Looking at immigration and the rise of the nativist movement
  • Analyzing the impact of the second Industrial Revolution
  • Defining the goals of urban reform movements

These lessons and quizzes, developed and taught by experts in the field, offer an enjoyable and useful review of information that may show up on the MTEL History exam. By breaking these topics down into manageable lessons, our instructors offer a solid foundation for preparing for test day.

Objectives of the MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S. Chapter

In Massachusetts, all history teachers must pass the MTEL History exam as a condition of certification. The topics covered in this chapter are in the exam's subarea on U.S. History, which accounts for 30% of the exam's total score.

All the questions in this subarea are multiple-choice, as are the questions in the quizzes that accompany our video lessons. These brief quizzes allow you to practice taking tests in this format, and also let you assess your knowledge of the subject.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: MTEL History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.
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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.

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