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Industrialization, Immigration and Urbanization in the Late
Transcript of Industrialization, Immigration and Urbanization in the Late
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A Technological Revolution
Following the Civil War, advances in transportation, communications, & electric power changed daily life in the United States.
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Changing Nature of Work
Abundant, Low-Skill – Low Wage Jobs
Controlled Working Conditions
Skilled work became Obsolete
Piecework, Division of Labor & Taylorism
10+ Hour workdays / 6 Days a week
Child Labor & Working Women
Impact on Family Life
Urban slums emerged around factories
Key Factors Behind The Urbanization of America
Industrialization / Technology
Natural Population Growth
Growth of Railroads
Restrictive Laws Against African Americans
1st Morse Code Telegram Sent in 1844
Helped Mass Produce Light, Flexible, Stronger Steel
Transformed Architecture & Engineering
Empire State Bldg
Bessemer Process Makes Steel Stronger & More Affordable
Networks of Railroad
Fosters National Markets
Lowered Production Costs
Created Time Zones to Help With Efficiency & Safety
Transcontinental Railroad is Completed in 1869
Alexander Graham Bell
invents the telephone
Thomas Edison develops
the electric light bulb
Telegraph & Telephone allowed millions to communicate over wires
THE GROWTH OF
CAPTAINS OF INDUSTRY
Factories produce a wide variety of goods for consumers
Many new jobs are created
Improved Standard of Living for Many
Wealthy industrialists fund charities, libraries, and universities
Workers face low wages and poor working conditions.
Monopolies keep prices high, and drive small companies out of business
Periods of expanding prosperity are often followed by economic hard times
THE GROWTH OF
Robber Barons v. Captains of Industry
Individual or Paired Assignment
Pick A Modern Day Industrialist / Business Leader / Corporation / Etc.
Research & Explain how this individual or corporation exemplifies both a robber baron and captain of industry
Create two political cartoons that show your selected person or corporation in both positive and negative ways
Share your information and cartoons in a Prezi for the class
Finish your cartoons!
Upload them into your presentation
Add Real Images of your Company or Individual to your presentation
Examples of their Robber Barron activities & philanthropy
Prezis / PPTs Due 10/29
The New Immigrants
Primarily Eastern and Southern Europeans
Eastern European Jews
economic depression, religious persecution and war (conscription)
jobs, land, peace and freedom
How the Other Half Lives
Muckraker Book of the late 1800s
Written by Jacob Riis
One of the most important books in US History
Exposed the horrible conditions of NY City's Tenement Slums