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Industrial Revolution: 1883-1903

The Chicago World's Fair

Changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining, transportation, and technology had a profound effect on the social, economic and cultural conditions of the times in the United States.


Task:  Research the selected topic.  Report on the prosperity of the industry to the public.  Give details about how the industry grew during the American Industrial Revolution.  Methods of reporting will include an exposition at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

 Learning Targets:

1.  To what extent did Americans westward movement create opportunities and conflicts?
2.  What were consequences of Western romanticism and settlement; why are they significant?
3.  To what extent did individual beliefs and culture provide support to American Indians?
4.  What were the consequences of the rise of industry in the United States, why are they significant?
5.  To what extent do Populist movements of the late 1800s compare to 21st century movements?

Power & Transportation: Railroad, Automobile, Boat