Apush period 7: 1890-1945 (American Pageant Chapters 28-34)

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APUSH Period 7: 1890-1945 (American Pageant Chapters 28-34)

Key Concept 7.1: Growth expanded opportunity, while economic instability led to new efforts to reform U.S. society and its economic system.

Sub Concept I: The United States continued its transition from a rural, agricultural economy to an urban, industrial economy led by

large companies.



A) New technologies and

manufacturing techniques

helped focus the U.S.

economy on the production

of consumer goods, contributing to improved

standards of living, greater

personal mobility, and better

communications systems.

B) By 1920, a majority of

the U.S. population lived in urban centers, which offered new economic opportunities for women, international migrants, and internal migrants.

C) Episodes of credit and

market instability in the early

20th century, in particular

the Great Depression, led to calls for a stronger financial regulatory system

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