As the West is settled and big business grows the nation undergoes social, economic, and political changes.
How does the settling of the West and growth of big business change the nation socially, economically, and politically?
Changes on the Western Frontier
The Industrial Age
Immigration and Urbanization
How did technology and the rise of industry impact farmers?
What solutions did the Populist party offer?
How did the Interstate Commerce Act change the government's role in the economy?
How did the government deal with Native Americans in the West?
Why were railroads essential to the nation's development?
What influence did big business have politically and socially at the time?
How did the govenment try to control big business?
Why did labor unions have little influence before 1915?
How did Americans react to the changing immigration patterns?
What obstacles did immigrants face in their new country?
What were the challenges of rapid urbanization?
What role did political machines play in urban government corruption?
Munn v. Illinois
Sherman Anti-trust Act
Captains of Industry
Salad Bowl Theory