Ch 34: The Growth of the Industrial Economy in the U.S.

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Further develop your knowledge concerning the growth of the industrial economy in the U.S. Our chapter explores immigration in industrial America as well as labor unions during the Second Industrial Revolution. These concise lessons are a helpful resource for individuals preparing for an exam or catching up on their studies.

The Growth of the Industrial Economy in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

By going through these lessons on the growth of the industrial economy in the U.S., you can verify your understanding of how American industry was transformed during the Second Industrial Revolution. You can also discover facts about the 'Forgotten Presidents' of the Gilded Age and the way in which Native Americans responded to the third wave of immigration. After completing the chapter, you should have the capacity to:

  • Recall methods of management and organization that helped to develop big business
  • Discuss Civil Service Reform as it relates to cleaning up the federal government
  • Recount clashes that early labor unions had with management and government
  • Explain the origin of the third wave of immigrants
  • Discuss how America transformed from a rural nation to an urban nation after the Civil War

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

1. 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.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

2. 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

3. 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.

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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