Upgrade to remove ads
Industrial Revolution CS 8/9
Terms in this set (23)
Based on the table, what was an important effect of industrialization in the United States in the later part of the nineteenth century (1800's)?
The proportion of Americans living in cities increased.
CS 8 What major population trend occurred in the United States during the industrial expansion of the late nineteenth century?
The size and number of cities increased dramatically.
CS 8 What effect did the mechanization of the American farm in the latter part of the nineteenth century have on the nation?
It led to an increase in crop production at a lower cost to consumers.
CS 8 During the late 1800's, industrialization in the United States led to:
The creation of new inventions and innovations.
CS 9 In the early 1900's, a major goal of the American Federation of Labor was to:
Improve wages and working conditions for laborers.
CS 9 During the late 1800's, what was the main reason labor unions had difficulty achieving gains for their workers?
The federal government supported business efforts to limit union's power.
CS 9 In the late 1800's, why were union leaders mainly opposed to immigration?
It took jobs away from Americans.
Columbus Post: "Labor Leaders Executed for causing Haymarket Riot"
Cleveland Plain Dealer: "State Militia called in to end Homestead Strike"
CS 9 Which statement about labor unions in the late 1800's is illustrated by these headlines?
The government often opposed labor union activities.
CS 8 Which of the following transformed the practice of post Civil War agriculture?
The use of machinery on farms increased.
CS 9 Most of the supporters of the movement symbolized by this song were:
"I once was a tool of oppression
As green as a sucker could be
And monopolies banded together
To beat a poor hayseed like me."
CS 9 In the late 1800's, what groups were formed to improve conditions for workers?
CS 9 New technology was developed as a result of the Industrial Revolution and had a large impact both on industries in cities as well as on the nature of farming in the United States. Which of the following best explains how the mechanization of farming changed the United States economy?
The U.S. became a leading producer of agricultural goods.
CS 9 Long working hours, low pay, and unsafe factory conditions gave rise to:
CS 9 How did the government encourage the growth of big business after the Civil War?
By following a laissez-faire policy of minimal regulation.
CS 9 Which of these encouraged industrialization to expand from the eastern part of the United States to the West?
The mechanization of farming in the late 1800's allowed farmers to increase production. Fewer people were needed to farm because of new machines that could harvest crops more efficiently. The mechanization of agriculture even led to shifts in population. Which of the following best explains how mechanization of farming changed the life of the American people?
People moved to cities in search of work as fewer were needed to farm.
CS 8 In the late 1800's, which factor directly contributed to the growth of heavy industries in the United States?
New production techniques that increased efficiency.
CS 8 What was a principle reason for the rapid economic growth in the United States during the late 1800's?
Development of cheap sources of energy.
CS 8 Which statement about population growth brought about by industrialization is supported by information in this chart?
By 1920, more people lived in cities than in rural areas.
CS 8 In the late 1800's, rapid urbanization in the nation was mainly the result of the:
Impact of industrialization.
CS 8 Which factor contributed the most to urbanization in the late 1800's?
CS 9 The late 1800's, the Homestead Steel strike and the Pullman Railcar strike were unsuccessful mainly as a result of:
The government supporting business owners.
As a result of working conditions, some groups of workers formed labor organizations called unions to protect their rights. Name one labor organization that was formed in the United States in the late 1800's or early 1900's.
1. Industrial Workers of the World (IWW)
2. Knights of Labor
3. American Railway Union
4. American Federation of Labor (AFL)