Ch 46: MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Industrialization & Urbanization

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This chapter on American Industrialization and Urbanization is designed to help you master the details of the related subjects you'll encounter when taking the MTEL Middle School Humanities exam.

MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Industrialization and Urbanization - Chapter Summary

This chapter will guide you through key developments and historical details of American industry and urban growth, hitting on all of the related information you'll want to know going into the exam. The video lessons will provide you with a thorough yet time-efficient review of:

  • American industrial development in the Gilded Age
  • The Grange and the Populist Party platform
  • Gilded Age politics
  • Immigration in industrial America and the rise of nativism
  • Urbanization during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • The Social Gospel movement

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MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Industrialization and Urbanization Chapter Objectives

The MTEL Middle School Humanities test is a computer-based exam designed to gauge your knowledge of the field. The test includes six subtests making up 100 multiple-choice questions and 2 open-response questions that you'll have up to four hours to complete. This chapter will be helpful in preparing for a portion of the history subtest, which counts towards 25% of your total score on the exam. You can use this chapter to enter the exam ready for every included question related to American industrialization and urbanization.

6 Lessons in Chapter 46: MTEL Middle School Humanities: American Industrialization & Urbanization
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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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