Ch 35: WEST Middle Level Humanities: American Industrialization & Urbanization

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Review this chapter to further develop your understanding of American industrialization and urbanization during the late 19th century. When you take the WEST Middle Level Humanities examination, you could be more prepared for its relevant questions.

WEST Middle Level Humanities: American Industrialization and Urbanization - Chapter Summary

View this chapter's tutorial video lessons on American industrialization and urbanization in preparation for taking the WEST Middle Level Humanities teacher certification examination. The lessons explore the economic policies, business models and reforms that helped our nation expand. Review the effects and challenges of urbanization, and expand your ability to:

  • Understand the Bessemer process
  • Outline the goals of the Grange and the Populist Party
  • Learn about the presidents of the Gilded Age
  • Explain the processes of immigration and settlement in America
  • Discuss the steps that were taken to resolve the problems associated with urbanization
  • Examine the purpose of the Social Gospel movement

Although you may have limited time for study, these self-paced lessons can be incorporated into your busy schedule. Presented online, they are accessible 24/7 as long as you have the use of Internet-connected technology. The lessons can be paused with video tags, and they include written transcripts. The well-educated instructors can also answer your submitted questions on American industrialization and urbanization, and the lesson quizzes will test your retention of the facts.

WEST Middle Level Humanities - American Industrialization and Urbanization Objectives

Your previous studies and your review of this chapter should prepare you for the computer-administered WEST Middle Level Humanities examination. The questions in Subtest 2's U.S. and World History domain could include some that evaluate your knowledge of topics specific to American industrialization and urbanization. The domain is worth 33% of Subtest 2.

There are 55 multiple-choice questions on each of the two subtests. Although you can take one or both subtests in one session, there are different time limits. When taking just one subtest, you'll have one hour and 15 minutes for completion. Should you take both subtests at one time, your time for completion doubles to two hours and 30 minutes.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: WEST Middle Level Humanities: American Industrialization & Urbanization
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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.

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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