Ch 38: MTTC History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S.

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Hone your knowledge of industry development and urbanization in U.S. history with these short video lessons. Each lesson covers a concept you could be asked about on the MTTC History exam.

MTTC History: Industrialization and Urbanization in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Use our fun and fast videos to re-discover events and developments in the U.S. during the Gilded Age and Second Industrial Revolution. These lessons provide all the info you'll need to answer related questions on the MTTC History exam, including:

  • New business models and scientific management methods in the Gilded Age
  • Goals of the Populist Party platform and the Grange
  • Politics in the Gilded Age
  • Effects of urbanization and associated problems
  • Middle class opportunities that emerged in cities during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Social Gospel Movement and other urban reform movements

You can easily prepare for the MTTC History exam with the lessons in this chapter. These videos offer a flexible and easy way to refresh yourself on urbanization and industrialization topics you learned about in your college courses. You can watch all the lessons in the chapter or just pick the ones you need the most help with as you get ready for the exam.

Objectives of the MTTC History: Industrialization and Urbanization in the U.S. Overview Chapter

The MTTC History exam assesses your understanding of history, economics and political science in preparation for licensure as a history teacher in Michigan. You'll find all multiple-choice questions on this exam, divided into four subareas: historical skills and concepts, interdisciplinary perspectives, U.S. history and world history. The U.S. history subarea has questions about industrialization and urbanization; this subarea makes up about 33% of the exam. Before you take the exam, familiarize yourself with the format of the questions by taking our self-assessment quizzes that accompany each lesson.

7 Lessons in Chapter 38: MTTC 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.

Middle Class Opportunities in American Cities During the Second Industrial Revolution

6. 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.

The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements

7. 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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