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AMERICA IN TRANSTION: 1877-@1890. Chapters 5-8. GUIDING QUESTION: “Where are we in 1877, and what shaped and guided us to @1890?. What was the US population in 1877? How much of that total population was immigrant and/or Native American? Where did the majority of people live?

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guiding question where are we in 1877 and what shaped and guided us to @1890
GUIDING QUESTION:“Where are we in 1877, and what shaped and guided us to @1890?
  • What was the US population in 1877?
  • How much of that total population was immigrant and/or Native American?
  • Where did the majority of people live?
  • What areas of the US were not states?
  • Where was the majority of wealth located?
america in transition 1877 1890
America in Transition: 1877-1890
  • 38,555,983 was the total population of the United States in 1870.
  • 4,880,009 were former slaves or children born to former slaves
      • 5, 567, 229 (14.4%) were immigrants
        • New York--419, 094 immigrants
america in transition 1877 18901
America in Transition: 1877-1890
  • Four states produced the most wealthy persons in the United States in 1870.
    • New York
    • Massachusetts
    • Pennsylvania
    • Ohio
on your paper answer the following
On your PAPER, answer the following:

What “images” of cowboys do you have?

on your paper answer the following1
On your paper, answer the following:

What images of “Native Americans” do you have?

on your paper answer the following2
On your paper, answer the Following:

What images of “The West” do you have?

on your paper answer the following3
On your paper, answer the following:

Have TV and movies influenced those images? If so, how?

p 202 204
p. 202-204
  • 1. Create a chart in which you compare and contrast (with at least 5 points for each) the cultures and lifestyles of the Native Americans and the settlers.
slide18

2. Why did settlers continue to move west even after encountering the Native Americans?

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Map—Handout #6

  • Video—Technology in Western Towns
    • (with Viewing Guide)
p 204 208
p. 204-208
  • 3. Identify at least three (3) restrictions imposed by the government upon the Native Americans, and the consequences of those restrictions.
slide21

For each of the conflicts listed below, provide the following information:

  • *Who was involved?
  • *Why did it happen?
  • *When did it happen?
  • *What happened during the conflict?
  • *Where did the conflict happen?
  • Conflicts: Sand Creek, Bozeman Trail, Red River War, Custer's Last Stand, Wounded Knee
p 208 211
p. 208-211
  • Primary Source Document:
      • Battle at Little Bighorn
  • Video clip:
    • A Walk in Two Worlds
  • Handout #3
p 214 218
p. 214-218
  • 6. Explain the rapid settlement of the Great Plains due to homesteading. In your answer, include a discussion of life as a homesteader, farming technology used by homesteaders, educational and social/cultural opportunities provided to homesteaders, and why farmers tended to go into debt.
slide24

Video clip:

    • Far and Away
  • PSD:
    • Letter from a Woman Homesteader
p 219 223
p. 219-223
  • 7. As you read the material, list at least three bullet points to go into each category below:
  • political concerns of farmers
  • economic concerns of farmers
  • social/cultural concerns of farmers
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8. Explain the rise and fall of the Populist Party

1. increase the supply of money 2. graduated income tax

3. federal loan programs to farmers

4. “popular vote” for senators

5. secret ballot

6. single six-year term for President and VP 7. 8-hour workday in industry

p 236 240
p. 236-240
  • 9. Explain the growth of the American railroad, especially as the Great Plains began to open to settlement. What other industries would profit from railroad expansion? What were some consequences, both good and bad, of railroad expansion
p 220 223
p. 220-223
  • 11. Identify at least five (5) inventions or discoveries greatly changed how people lived and worked, who the inventor was, and when was the product invented/discovered.
p 241 249
p. 241-249
  • 12. Explain how business tycoons like Andrew Carnegie and John David Rockefeller became so successful during this time period.
slide44

13. Summarize the emergence and growth of unions, and the violent reactions of industry and government to union strikes.

slide45

14. Compare and contrast the life of "robber barons" to the laborers that worked for them. Include in your answer a discussion of wages, housing, working conditions, and child labor.