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

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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

During the late 1800's, the Second Industrial Revolution transformed America into an industrial nation and brought a wave of economic policies that favored business development. Learn about the economic policies during the Second Industrial Revolution, monetary policy, tariffs, the Gilded Age, and how the Sherman Antitrust Act was used to rein in big business and restore competition.

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 development in the Gilded Age was distinguished by innovations and mass production and is often referred to as the Second Industrial Revolution. Discover the Bessemer process, the shift to scientific management, and the new business models, all of which made revolutionary changes in American industry.

Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

3. Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons

With the Second Industrial Revolution came the rise of businessmen like Andrew Carnegie. Explore the rises, practices, and philosophies of Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons, from their beliefs in Reform Darwinism to their philanthropy.

Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

4. Labor Conditions During the Second Industrial Revolution

During the Second Industrial Revolution in America, factory jobs often required workers to deal with unpleasant labor conditions. Workers usually completed 60-hour work weeks in exchange for poverty pay. Learn about work in the Gilded Age, the typical hours and wages for factory workers, normal conditions at work, and how labor unions led to the gradual improvement of working conditions.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

5. Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

Gilded Age politics began after the Reconstruction era and lasted until the 20th century. It is known as a time of corruption. Learn about the presidents of the Gilded Age and why they are considered forgotten, explore political machines and civil service reform.

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

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

During the Second Industrial Revolution, American workers had few, if any, legal protections due to a societal belief in Social Darwinism. To combat this, workers began forming unions, such American Federation of Labor, to bargain on their behalf, despite resistance from companies and business owners. Explore the conditions that prompted these unions, the actions that they took, and the effect that they had.

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

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

The Gilded Age brought much change to America in the late 1800s, particularly for the rural farming community. Learn how the economy of the Gilded Age brought forth political parties such as the Grangers and Populist Party, who focused on the rise of the individual farmers over industry.

Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

8. Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

During the Industrial Revolution, the United States of America accepted a massive wave of immigrants of various nationalities, ethnicities, and religions from around the world. Learn about the new immigrants' arrival & settlement in America, the rise of nativism, and federal acts that regulated immigration in industrial America.

Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

9. Urbanization During the Second Industrial Revolution in America: Effects & Problems

Urbanization is the process of people being concentrated into cities and it occurred during the second industrial revolution in America. Explore the lure of the city, the effects and problems of urbanization, and learn about the emergence of urban planning.

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