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- Study the economic policies of the Second Industrial Revolution.
- Examine new industrial developments that transformed America in the late 19th century.
- Assess the business practices of Andrew Carnegie and the Robber Barons.
- Describe labor conditions and the emergence of labor unions in the Second Industrial Revolution.
- Learn about social and political organizations for farmers.
- Discuss immigration and urbanization in the late 1800s.
- Review the Social Gospel Movement and opportunities for the Middle Class.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10. The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements
Many Americans were desperately poor around the turn of the 20th century. The Social Gospel movement emerged among Protestant Christians to improve the economic, moral and social conditions of the urban working class.
11. 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.
12. Custer's Last Stand: Facts & History
In 1876, the nation was forcing itself to reunite after a brutal civil war. Another war was still being waged in the western part of the nation, including one of the most discussed battles to have ever taken place on American territory. Learn here about Custer's Last Stand.
13. Jane Addams & Hull House: Biography, Facts & Contributions
Meet Jane Addams and discover how her drive to help others led her to establish Hull House, the first American settlement house. Learn how Addams and Hull House improved life for American immigrants.
14. Joseph Pulitzer: Biography & Quotes
Joseph Pulitzer was one of most innovative and influential newspaper publishers in United States history. This lesson will focus on the life, accomplishments, and quotes of Joseph Pulitzer.
15. Oregon Statehood: History & Date
In this lesson we explore the Oregon Territory and the events leading up to its statehood. Curiously, Oregon jumped the gun on the U.S. Congress and began preparing to be a state before it was even prompted.
16. Seward's Folly: History & Explanation
This lesson discusses the controversial purchase of Alaska that was known as Seward's Folly. Learn more about the real estate deal negotiated by Secretary of State William Seward that gave the United States control of Alaska, then test your knowledge with a quiz.
17. Sharecroppers: Definition & History
When the Civil War ended in 1865, an important question centered around the newly freed slaves of the South. Were the former slaves ready to manage their own farms, or would the landowners force them back into the fields under a system similar to slavery? Learn more about the definition and history of sharecroppers, and test your knowledge with a quiz.
18. U.S. State Abbreviations
Each state has its own unique shortcut to make it easier for people to truncate the state names. In this lesson, you will learn about the standard and postal codes for each U.S. State and a brief history of state postal code abbreviations.
19. Identifying U.S. States on a Map
Want to learn some easy ways to identify states on the map of the U.S.? This lesson is full of some great tricks to help learn the location of a bunch of different states.
20. Capitals of U.S. States
In this lesson, you'll learn about the capitals of the fifty U.S. States. This lesson will teach you the purpose of capitals, why capital locations are chosen, and the significance of capitals in American life.
21. History of the Chicago Mob
Organized crime has played a major role in the history of many American cities. In this lesson, we'll talk about the Chicago mob and see how they rose to prominence, as well as find out what happened to them.
22. George Washington Carver: Inventions, Quotes & Biography
In this lesson we will learn about the famous inventor, George Washington Carver. We will identify his inventions and contributions, highlight his major life events, and explore a sampling of his quotes.
23. U.S. National Parks: History & Names
America's national parks are amongst the most visited and celebrated attractions in the country. In this lesson, we're going to explore the history of the national parks, and learn about how they came to be.
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