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Ch 20: The American Journey Chapter 20: An Urban Society

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The An Urban Society chapter of this Glencoe The American Journey Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the creation of an urban society. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the An Urban Society textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in Glencoe An Urban Society chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the urban society topics you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Immigration and rise of nativism
  • Impact and challenges of urbanization in the Second Industrial Revolution
  • New opportunities that cities created for the middle class
  • Start of public schools and universities
  • Booker T. Washington's thoughts and opinions on education
  • The life and works of Mark Twain
  • Changes in American cultural views

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7 Lessons in Chapter 20: The American Journey Chapter 20: An Urban Society
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Immigration in Industrial America and the Rise of Nativism

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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.

Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

4. Education in Early America: Birth of Public Schools and Universities

During the early and mid-1800s, education reformers pushed to establish free public schools throughout the U.S. Their efforts also led to the establishment of American universities and the first generation of American writers.

Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

5. Booker T. Washington's Views on Education

Booker T. Washington was the founder of the renowned Tuskegee University, a dedicated activist, and a driven educator. In this video, we will take a look at his life, legacy, and impact on education.

Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

6. Mark Twain: Biography, Works, and Style as a Regionalist Writer

In this lesson, we will learn about Mark Twain's life, his most acclaimed writings and his place as a realist and regionalist writer in this country's literary history.

Shifts in American Cultural Views & Leisure at the End of the 19th Century

7. Shifts in American Cultural Views & Leisure at the End of the 19th Century

This lesson covers a wide range of interests and perspectives in the late nineteenth century United States. You'll get a taste for the vast amount of change taking place and how Americans reacted to these developments.

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