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Ch 13: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Industrialization

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With these videos on U.S. industrialization, you can prepare for related questions on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. The lessons outline the social, economic and political characteristics of the second industrial revolution in the U.S.

Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Industrialization - Chapter Summary

Watch these video lessons to refresh your knowledge of that time in U.S. history known as the Gilded Age in the United States. Follow along with our expert instructors as these lessons prepare you for questions on industrialization you might encounter on the Praxis Middle School Social Studies exam. You will cover information from economic development during this era to the effects and problems of urbanization. After completion of the comprehensive chapter, you should be able to:

  • Economic policies that transformed the U.S. into an industrial nation
  • Big corporate leaders of the Gilded Age
  • Labor conditions and political policies of the Gilded Age
  • The formation of labor unions and the conflict between them, management and government
  • The Populist Party
  • Immigration during the second industrial revolution and the rise of nativism
  • Urbanization and the rise of the middle class during the industrial revolution

These lesson videos are made to be mobile device compatible so you don't have to limit your learning sessions to time spent sitting at a computer. In addition to the videos, this chapter includes transcripts you may read to reinforce your retention of the information presented in them. Also, you can determine what topics you don't understand by taking the quizzes. You may return to and re-study the parts of the lessons that explained the topics you missed with the video tags.

9 Lessons in Chapter 13: Praxis Middle School Social Studies: U.S. Industrialization
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Economic Policies During the Second Industrial Revolution

1. 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.'

American Industry Development in the Gilded Age: Bessemer Process, Scientific Management & New Business Models

2. 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.

Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

3. Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

The Second Industrial Revolution created enormous wealth for industrialists like Andrew Carnegie. These corporate leaders were sometimes called Robber Barons for their questionable business practices, but they were also well-known for their philanthropy.

Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

4. Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

In the period between the Civil War and World War I, the American economy - supported by industry rather than agriculture - boomed. But, not everything glittered in the Gilded Age. Learn about the difficult, dangerous conditions of work during the Second Industrial Revolution.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

5. 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.

Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

6. Labor Unions During the Second Industrial Revolution: Organized Labor vs. Management

Before American businesses had to comply with basic labor laws and safety regulations, workers organized to improve their working conditions. Learn about the early labor unions and their violent clashes with management and government.

The Grange and the Populist Party Platform: Goals, History & Definitions

7. 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.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

8. 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

9. 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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