This is a bundle of 2 highly animated, power point presentations on Industrialization & Urbanization - Unit Overview & The Gilded Age. Both presentations together number 123 slides. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change them to fit your individual needs. *This is really 7 power point presentations in one.
From 1870 to 1900, the United States became the world's foremost industrial nation. It emerged as the leader in meatpacking, in production of timber and steel, and in the mining of coal, iron, gold, and silver. Overall, the nation experienced a stunning explosion in the scale of industry and in the pace of production.
By the turn of the century, industrialization had transformed commerce, business organization, the environment, the workplace, the home, and everyday life. Many factors fueled industrial growth in the late 19th century: abundant resources, new technology, cheap energy, fast transport, and the availability of capital and labor.
Mines, forests, and livestock in the west provided raw materials for major industries, as did iron in Ohio and oil in Pennsylvania. Railroad expansion enabled businesses to move raw materials to factories and to send products to urban markets. A steady stream of immigrants arrived to work in America's mines and factories.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - Unit Overview contains 14 slides in six sections and covers the following:
Industrialization: Impact of Rockefeller & Carnegie
Labor & the Nature of Work
Immigration & Growth
Growth of Cities
Farmers Protests & Populism
The Impact of Industrialization
End of Presentation
The factories built by the Union in the Civil War to defeat the Confederacy were not shut down at the war's end. These factories were converted to peacetime purposes. Although industry had existed prior to the war, agriculture had represented the most significant portion of the American economy.
After the war, beginning with the railroads, small businesses grew larger and larger. By the century's end, the nation's economy was dominated by a few, very powerful individuals. In 1850, most Americans worked for themselves. By 1900, most Americans worked for an employer.
The growth was astounding. From the end of Reconstruction in 1877 to the disastrous Panic of 1893, the American economy nearly doubled in size. New technologies and new ways of organizing business led a few individuals to the top. The competition was ruthless. Those who could not provide the best product at the cheapest price were simply driven into bankruptcy or were bought up by hungry, successful industrialists.
The United States had become the largest industrial nation in the world. The prosperity of America did not reach everyone. Amid the fabulous wealth of the new economic elite was tremendous poverty. How did some manage to be so successful while others struggled to put food on the table? Americans wrestled with this great question as new attitudes toward wealth began to emerge.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, Industrialization & Urbanization - The Gilded Age contains 51 and covers the following:
Industry Giants & Molly Maguire’s
Attitudes Towards Wealth
Railroad Travel Improvements
The Transcontinental Railroad
The Golden Spike
Interstate Commerce Commission
John D Rockefeller
The Oil Business
Civil War Days
J. Pierpont Morgan
Panic of 1873
Shift in Thinking
Move to Europe
New Attitudes Towards Wealth
Gospel of Wealth
Social Darwinism v. the Gospel of Wealth
Horatio Alger Books
“Rags to Riches” Tales
The “American Dream”
Politics of the Gilded Age
The Forgettable Presidents (3)
End of Presentation
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