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Late 19th Century America, 1860-1900

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  • 1.

    Westward Movement

    Time Line ... 1849 California Gold Rush

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Conflicts with Indians in the Great Plains

    Conflicts with Indians in the Great Plains As Americans continued to migrate westward in search of California gold, farmland, and other economic opportunities, they continued to grab space that the government had set aside for Indians. Again and again, the U.S. ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Settling the Plains and the West

    Settling the Plains and the West The federal government was eager to settle the West as quickly as possible. The acquisition of territory in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and the discovery of gold in California provided easterners with great incentives to move ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Farming, Ranching, and Mining During the Westward Movement

    Farming So many farmers moving to the same geographical area in such a short time brought its own problems. The Great Plains had abundant grassy land, perfect for cattle to graze on or for the cultivation of grain, but lacking in water and timber. Without a ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Westward Movement Practice Test

    Review the following study guides if necessary: Westward Movement

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Glided Age and the Rise of Big Business

    Time Line ... 1835-1838 Morse invents the telegraph and Morse code

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
  • 7.

    Second Industrial Revolution

    Technological Revolutions During the Industrial Revolution of the early 1800s, the development of steam power and the cotton gin had drastically changed American society and had caused the economy to explode. At midcentury, the Second Industrial Revolution shook ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Growth of Big Business During the Glided Age

    The Growth of Big Business An economy has two aspects. The first is the ownership of the business and industry; the second is the determination of wages and prices. Broadly speaking, there are two major economic systems in place in the world. In a capitalist ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    Industrialization and Workers During the Glided Age

    Industrialization and Workers For the laboring class, the era was one of great hardship. The government preferred to leave business to regulate itself; when it did reluctantly step in, it normally ruled in favor of the owners, not the workers. For example, ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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    The Great Strikes

    The Great Strikes The strike was, and continues to be, a union’s most effective weapon against management. The strike is the protest of last resort. Workers walk off the job in protest when management ignores their demands or when labor and management fail ...

    Source: McGraw-Hill Professional
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