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Seven Factors on why the United States Emerged as an Industrial Power

Posted in Industrial Revolution on January 16, 2018 by mrkufs

The US emerged as an industrial power, exceeding its rivals England, France, and Germany by 1900 with 4% growth a year because of SEVEN factors:

Natural Resources

Abundant labor (workers) supply

Population increase w/ sophisticated transportation network

Plenty of capital (money) available

New technology and inventions

Friendly pro-business gov’t policy

Talented entrepreneurs who knew that the opportunity to get money for their work was in America


Industry Video

Posted in Industrial Revolution, Uncategorized on January 16, 2018 by mrkufs

Brief American Industrial Revolution Introduction Video

Posted in Industrial Revolution on January 16, 2018 by mrkufs

Take Home Quiz for Industry

Posted in Industrial Revolution on February 5, 2015 by mrkufs

Due date: Monday, February 9th:

Directions: Each short answer question has an answer found within the reading of the chapter.

1. The role of railroads in the Industrial Revolution:
a) What were specific railroads and how did they help grow the age of Industry?

b) What did the financial Panic of 1893 lead to?

c) What role did the Vanderbilt family play in the crisis?

2. Detail how the following made their fortunes:
a) Andrew Carnegie-

b) John D. Rockefeller (also include the “Gospel of Wealth”-

c) Adam Smith-

d) Thomas Edison-

e) George Westinghouse-

3. List 5 major inventions and explain their significance in advancing this age:
a) ________________-

b) ________________-

c) ________________-

d) ________________-

e) ________________-

4. Impact, explain in detail the following:
a) Marketing of consumer goods-
b) The Horatio Alger myth-
c) The expanding middle class-
d) Women of the era-

5. Labor discontent-detail 3 major labor unions of the era and why they were or were not successful:
a) National Labor Union-
b) Knights of Labor
c) American Federation of Labor-

The Men Who Built America

Posted in Industrial Revolution on January 30, 2014 by mrkufs

The Men Who Built America

This page has the links to articles and videos of the men such as J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, Henry Ford, and Cornelius Vanderbilt who BUILT AMERICA during the American Industrial Revolution from 1865-1900.