As Americans found themselves with more leisure time and money to spend, they needed more infrastructure for their activities. City parks, newspapers and stores began to increase. This Transparency presentation is a simple, colorful, engaging resource that includes key terms. It is appropriate for special education students, English language learners, and students who struggle with grade level material generally. It was created to go along with Chapter 8, Sec. 4 of the textbook "The Americans:Reconstruction to the 21st Century, published by McDougal Littell. It can also be used as a stand alone lesson.