Thought Provoker 3
Why was the South, which has many natural resources and is being rapidly industrialized today, so
slow to industrialize after the Civil War?
The South had fought a losing battle towards the end of the Civil War. While the laws and ways
Thought Provoker #1
3.) In the light of the conditions in the South in the late 19th century, could Reconstruction be considered a
success or failure? Why has this period been called the darkest hour in the history of the African American?
After the thirt
Thought Provoker 2
Which of the so-called railroads abuses of the post-Civil War period are the easiest to justify? The hardest? In
view of the fact that railway rates were becoming progressively lower when the Interstate Commerce Act was
passed in should
City as it Changed
The late nineteenth century was a time of change and evolution. Cities were becoming
very popular and were quickly filling up creating the need for more space. While the city grew
quickly it was not fast enough to hold the incoming immi
Homestead Act of 1862
The Homestead Act was passed on May 20, 1862; this act accelerated the settlement of
the western territory by granting the head of families 160 acres of surveyed public land for a fee
of $30 and 5 years of continuous residence on tha
Chapter 24 Industry Comes of Age 1865-1900
The Iron Colt Becomes an Iron Horse
A. Post-Civil War, production of railroad grew enormously, from 35,000 mi. of track laid in 1865 to
192,556 mi. of track laid in 1900.
Congress gave land to railroad comp
Chapter 41 America Confronts the Post-Cold War Era
1) After the collapse of the Soviet Union and end of the Cold War the United States was left
as the worlds remaining superpower.
2) After 9/11 there was a large boom in the importance of natio
Chapter 26 The Great West and the Agricultural Revolution 1865-1896
The Crash of Cultures on the Plains
A. Post-Civil War, area of the Great Plains was still mostly untamed, full of Indians, wild
bison and other wild life, and a little bit populated by
Chapter 27 Empire and Expansion 1890-1909
America Turns Outward
A. Since the conclusion of the civil war the united states has been very isolated, then in the
1890s because of the rising number of exports, manufacturing capabilities, power, and
Chapter 42 The American People Face a New Century
1. Americas products were starting to be worshipped from around the world
Soft drinks, blue jeans, Hollywood films, rock and country music.
Some places even adopted American sports like baseba