Understand the factors that contributed to the industrialization to America
Understand the role investments played in the expansion of technology
Understand how industrialization changed the way companies were owned, operated and managed
Understand the methods used by businesses to minimize/eliminate competition
Understand the role government played in business expansion
Understand the Sherman Antitrust Act
What is the working class?
What conditions did workers labor under?
What motivated the use of child labor?
Understand what a union (Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, and the United Mine Workers) is and What methods it uses to achieve its goals (collective bargaining /strikes)
What motivated the strikes of 1877?
How did centers of power (government/business) respond to unions?
What gains did unions make?
Why did Europeans immigrate to the United States?
What were the experiences of immigrants at Ellis Island?
Understand the Foran Act
Once in America, describe the typical experience of immigrants within America
Understand the resistance experience by new immigrants (nativism, Americanization movement, etc…)
What motivated Asian Americans to immigrate to the United States?
Understand the resistance to Asian immigrants
Understand the motives and impacts of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Understand the motives for Latino/Canadian immigration and the experiences of both groups
What is a muckraker (Upton Sinclair, Jacob Riis)?
Understand the impact of industrialization on factory production
Understand the conditions in slums
What problems existed within the workplace?
Why were products dangerous for consumption?
What is a political machine and how did they control city politics?
Understand how big business controlled state and federal government
Social gospel/populism and its influence on the progressive movement
Progressives view towards social Darwinism
How did progressives improve cities?
What goals did progressives have for children?
How did progressives improve conditions for workers?
Understand the conditions that influenced WEB Du Bois vs. Booker T Washington
Be able to compare and contrast the philosophy of W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T Washington
Roosevelt’s “Square Deal”
Roosevelt’s view of the presidency
Taft as a reformer
Wilson as a reformer
Pure Food and Drug Act
Preservation vs. conservation
Roosevelt’s contributions to the conservation of the environment
Income tax/graduated income tax (16th amendment)
Understand the 17th amendment
Understand the 18th amendment
Understand the 19th amendment