A New Industrial Age. Chapter 6 US History – Honors Mr. Basich. Section 1 Objectives:. By the end of this lesson, I will be able to: 1. Explain how the abundance of natural resources, new recovery and refining methods, and new uses for them led to intensive industrialization.
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US History – Honors
Main Idea: At the end of the 19th century, natural resources, creative ideas, and growing markets fueled an industrial boom.
Why it Matters Now: Technological developments of the late 19th century paved the way for the continued growth of American Industry.
Edwin L. Drake
Thomas Alva Edison
Alexander Graham Bell
:25I think this group had the BEST commercial yesterday:
:25Which of these was NOT a reason why the US was experiencing tremendous growth:
BESSEMER CONVERTOR CIRCA 1880
Brooklyn Bridge: NYC
25During this time period, which one was NOT a main use for steel:
“One percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.”
0 of 30Why do you think that the average person can relate so well with Edison?
This is the time period when secretary jobs were primarily held by women….has this changed much?
0 of 30In what ways do you think these new inventions changed the lifestyles of people living during this time period:
Main Idea: The growth and consolidation of railroads benefited the nation but also led to corruption and required government regulation.
Why it Matters Now: Railroads made possible the expansion of industry across the United States.
Munn vs. Illinois
Interstate Commerce Act
George M. Pullman
:25Which group provided most of the labor on the railroads?
Denver – The Mile High City
0 of 30At this time, railroads led to the growth in all of the following areas EXCEPT:
I think he pulls off this look quite well….sorry
25What was the main reason why people went on strike against Pullman?
Main Idea: The expansion of industry resulted in the growth of big business and prompted laborers to form unions to better their lives.
Why it Matters Now: Many of the strategies used today in industry and in the labor movement, such as striking, have their origins in the late 19th century.
Vertical and horizontal integration
Sherman Antitrust Act
American Federation of Labor (AFL)
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
John D. Rockefeller
Eugene V. Debs
Mary Harris Jones
Carnegie Mellon University
25This type of integration describes a company buying out similar companies:
25This type of integration describes how a company would buy out its suppliers:
Charles Darwin LIMITED HIS FINDINGS TO THE ANIMAL WORLD
COINED THE PHRASE “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST”
25Why was the concept of Social Darwinism controversial?
ROCKEFELLER CHAPEL – UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
25Why did people call Carnegie and Rockefeller “robber barons?”