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Ch 11: WEST History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the US

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Let our multi-faceted approach assist you as you prepare for the WEST History test. The lessons contained in our Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S. chapter align well with the U.S. history portion of the WEST History exam.

WEST History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S. - Chapter Summary

Our video lessons offer a comprehensive look at urban and industrial growth in the United States during the latter part of the 19th century. The information presented here will enable you to study effectively for the WEST History test. Topics covered in the lessons include:

  • The Gilded Age: new technologies and business models
  • Impact of the Grange Movement
  • Political machines in the Gilded Age
  • Immigration and the rise of nativist thinking
  • Impact and issues of urbanization
  • Urban reform: the Social Gospel Movement

These brief, enjoyable and informative lessons, the accompanying self-assessment quizzes and transcripts provide you with the means to reinforce what you already know and acquire new information. Our timeline feature allows you to review selected parts of a lesson, and our subject-matter experts are available for such consultation as you may require.

WEST History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the U.S. Objectives

The WEST History exam assesses your readiness for a history teaching endorsement or teacher certification by evaluating your knowledge of world history, U.S. history, and social studies concepts. The U.S. History domain constitutes about 36% of the WEST History test.

Altogether, the WEST History test consists of 110 questions. The test is computer-based and all of the questions are multiple choice. You are given a short passage to read and a list of possible responses, from which you must choose the one that best answers the questions.

6 Lessons in Chapter 11: WEST History: Industrialization & Urbanization in the US
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.

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

2. 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.

Gilded Age Politics: Political Machines & Civil Service Reform

3. 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.

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.

The Social Gospel Movement: Definition and Goals of Urban Reform Movements

6. 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.

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