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APUSH - Cornwell
FEB 16-24, 2011

• Corporate consolidation of industry
• Effects of technological development on the worker and workplace • Labor and unions
• National politics and influence of corporate power
• Migration and immigration: changing face of the nation • Proponents and opponents of the new order (e.g. “Social Darwinism and Social Gospel”)

AMSCO pp. 333-347 (CH 17)
EV pp. 543-573 (CH 18)


To what extent is it justified to characterize the industrial leaders of the 1865-1900 era as either “robber barons” or “captains of industry”?

2001 FRQ #4
How and why did transportation developments spark economic growth during the period from 1860 to 1900 in the United States?

1998 FRQ #3
Analyze the impact of any TWO of the following on the American industrial worker between 1865 and 1900. • Government actions
• Immigration
• Labor Unions
• Technological changes

2000 DBQ
How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period from 1875 to 1900? Analyze the factors that contributed to the level of success achieved. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period from 1875 to 1900 to construct your response.

2009 FRQ #4
Choose TWO of the following organizations and explain their strategies for advancing the interests of workers. To what extent were these organizations successful in achieving their objectives? Confine your answer to the period from 1875 to 1925. • Knights of Labor

• American Federation of Labor
• Socialist Party of America
• Industrial Workers of the World

2005 FRQ #4
Describe the patterns of immigration in TWO of the periods listed below. Compare and contrast the responses of Americans to immigrants in these periods. • 1820 to 1860
• 1880 to 1924
• 1965 to 2000

2009 FRQ...
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