The United States industrialized quickly as America seemed to be entering a Golden Age along with the nations of Europe. From innovations in technology to the innovations of business, America will rise as an industrial power in the world.
Vocabulary - Gilded Age, corporations, share/stock, dividends, horizontal integration, vertical integration, capitalist, monopoly, trusts, holding company, "Robber Barons", philanthropists Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, Wright Brothers, Cornelius Vanderbilt, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, J.P. Morgan
IMMIGRATION: COMING TO AMERICA
Millions of immigrants flood to the shores of the United States in search of work and a better life. In America, they find what they seek while providing the United States the workforce it needed to industrialize quickly.
Vocabulary - "New Immigrants", Ellis and Angel Island, tenements apartments, settlement houses, ethnic neighborhoods/islands, "melting pot", nativism Jane Addams
CORRUPTION AND UNIONS
While America seemed to be in a Golden Age, underneath swelled a network of corruption that infected politics and industry in cities across the country. Some politicians call for reforms to deal with these injustices while workers unit.
Vocabulary - political machines, Pendleton Act, mugwumps, Sherman Antitrust Act, union, yellow-dog contract, mediation/arbitration, strike-breaker (scab), blacklist, Great Strike of 1877, Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, socialism, injunction Thomas Nast, Grover Cleveland, Eugene V. Debs
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