17 Feb Essential Questions Final

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Part of 17 February 2010 Presentation to Newark Public Schools (Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History)

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17 Feb Essential Questions Final

  1. 1. NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS – ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS17 February 2010 – Gilder Lehrman Institute Seminar/Woestman<br />Unit 5 The Industrial Revolution (1870 – 1900): Essential Questions<br />How was America’s Post-Civil War Native American Removal policy a reflection of the government’s desire to further transform the nation into a market economy and reinforce the industrialist notion of private property and the accumulation of personal wealth?<br />How did America attempt to maintain its idyllic identity considering the reality of rapid demographic changes, as well as the ongoing problem of the inclusion of Native and African Americans?<br />How does geographic location shape human interaction with the environment and influence economic choices- influx of available labor supply, naturally occurring mineral/oil deposits, natural harbors, adequate food supply, market availability with emphasis on New Jersey (Paterson silk manufacturing, Standard Oil of NJ, ship building in Newark)?<br />How did the rise of corporations, heavy industry, and mechanized farming transform American society? <br />What were the goals of Industrial America’s newly emerging interests groups (e.g. labor unions, women’s and civil rights groups)?<br />What was the nature of the government’s intent to control the economic, political and social development of human interests groups (e.g., Munn v. Illinois (1877), Interstate Commerce Act, Sherman Anti-Trust Act)? <br />How were the places of origin and the settlement patterns of industrial era immigrants different from those immigrants who came before them?<br />

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