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PREPARATION FOR FEB 19/20 – Here Come the Progressives!

As you have seen from our investigation of the Gilded Age, there was great of progress in the American  economy, industry, urbanization, and immigration during the late 1800s early 1900s. However, progress comes with a price.   Politics were controlled by the … Continue reading

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The Rising Tide of Immigration – Learning experience for Feb 17/18

The growth of industry and the rise of cities involved a third key component – the great wave of immigration that arrived in the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s. You will investigate this HUGE change in … Continue reading

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The Rise of Organized Labor – Learning Experience for Feb 13/17

We have seen the side of the rich guys making the big bucks … but what about the men (and women and children) that were toiling in the factories during the age of industrial growth? Let’s find out … It’s the … Continue reading

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HISTORY SOMETIMES RHYMES …

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Strolling through the Cities of the Gilded Age

Let’s go back in time, shall we?  Imagine taking a stroll in one of the new big cities of the Northeast and upper Midwest in the late 1800s.  You and a friend (maybe it’s an early Valentine … how romantic) … Continue reading

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IN CLASS February 7/10 – The Industrialists

Though a century has passed since the heyday of the great industrialists and financiers of the Gilded Age, the debate continues: were these men captains of industry, without whom this country could not have taken its place as a great … Continue reading

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THE WEST – The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly!

Did you BREAKOUT OF THE WEST, young historian? If not, continue to work on the locks and post your pic on the Wild West Hall of Fame! Also, make sure you are adding to your GBU notes, as we will … Continue reading

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RECONSTRUCTION TERMS – Learning experience January 24/27

There are countless books written about the Reconstruction era, and hopefully you will be able to read one  (or more) sometime in your historical future (does that make sense?  Historical future?) We will dig in to the major highlights and events … Continue reading

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BACK TO HISTORY! A Preview of RECONSTRUCTION for January 24/27

How does a nation rebuild after it is torn in two? Can it be rebuilt? That’s the challenge of the newly “reunited” United States after the Civil War … and the era of Reconstruction is not only a major chapter … Continue reading

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CWWP – 1865 – THE LAST ONE!

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