Ch 23: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: American Industrialization

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Refer to our video lessons and quizzes to learn more and assess what you know about American industrialization. The Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE) Middle Grades Social Studies exam contains questions addressing this topic.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: American Industrialization - Chapter Summary

Review events of the initial and second Industrial Revolutions that transformed the country during the late 1800s to the early 1900s using the lessons in this chapter. You will study inventions, technological developments and urbanization that marked this era in American history as you prepare for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam. A full review of this material will lead you to recollect the following:

  • How expansion and the Homestead Act of 1862 marked the beginning of the industrial era
  • Conflicts with Native Americans resulting from westward expansion
  • Inventions and technological advances during the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Immigration increase during America's industrial era
  • Problems associated with urbanization

Each video lesson is accompanied by a transcript which you can use as a reference tool, and a timeline feature allowing you access to specific parts of the video. Quizzes provide the opportunity to assess what you have learned using the same multiple-choice format as the one you'll find on the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

5 Lessons in Chapter 23: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: American Industrialization
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Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

1. Westward Expansion: The Homestead Act of 1862 & the Frontier Thesis

Between the mid-1800s and the turn of the 20th century, the American frontier opened and closed abruptly. What factors influenced this land rush, and how did it help shape American history?

Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

2. Native Americans: Conflict, Conquest and Assimilation During the Gilded Age

In the second half of the 19th century, the federal government attempted to control Native American nations. This led to violent conflicts known together as the Indian Wars. Learn about famous battles, and the attempt to 'civilize' tribes through various policies.

The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

3. The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

The Second Industrial Revolution was another great leap forward in technology and society. New innovations in steel production, petroleum and electricity led to the introduction of public automobiles and airplanes. In this lesson, learn about the key inventions that spurred this revolution.

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.

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