Ch 13: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 13: The Triumph of Industry (1865-1914)

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The Triumph of Industry chapter of this Prentice Hall US History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Second Industrial Revolution. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Triumph of Industry textbook chapter.

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Students will learn:

  • The timeline of the Second Industrial Revolution
  • Gilded Age business developments
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Social Darwinism
  • Labor conditions and labor unions during the time

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5 Lessons in Chapter 13: Prentice Hall US History Chapter 13: The Triumph of Industry (1865-1914)
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The Second Industrial Revolution: Timeline & Inventions

1. 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.

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.

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

5. 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.

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