1 Industrialization, the Gilded Age, and the Progressive Era (1870s-1910s): Students will explain the key shifts in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, including: immigration, industrialization, the nation's role in world affairs, and the Progressive Era.
1.5.01 Explain the need for the South's move toward industrialization after the Civil War.
1.5.02 Examine the appeal and challenges of settling the Great Plains from various cultural perspectives, including: settlers, immigrants, Buffalo Soldiers, and American Indians.
1.5.03 Analyze the ideas and events of the Gilded Age, including economic disparity (e.g., mistrust of money) and industrial capitalists (e.g., John D. Rockefeller).
1.5.04 Explain the role of labor unions and the American Federation of Labor in changing the standards of working conditions.
1.5.05 Examine the contributions and impact of inventors on American society, including: Alexander Graham Bell, George Washington Carver, and Thomas Edison.
2.5.16 Describe how New Deal policies of President Franklin D. Roosevelt impacted American society with government-funded programs, including: Social Security, expansion and development of the national parks, and creation of jobs.