Industrial America and Westward Expansion

5.27 Explain the need for the South and Tennessee to move toward industry and mechanization after the Civil War and identify examples of the effort, including Coca Cola bottling in Chattanooga, mining on the Cumberland Plateau, coal and iron processing, the growth of urban areas, and the increase in railroads.

5.28 Map the sources of new immigration from Southern and Eastern Europe, China, and Japan, and interpret narratives and excerpts from informational text describing the role that Chinese and Irish laborers played in the development of the Transcontinental Railroad.

5.29 Summarize why the United States was viewed as the land of opportunity by immigrants
versus a growing sense of protectionism and nativism by American citizens.

5.30 Write an argumentative piece from the viewpoint of American Indians and the viewpoint
of American settlers about their rights to the land west of the Mississippi River.

5.31 Analyze the appeal of the Great Plains to settlers and immigrants, including geographical
factors, railroads, homesteading rights, and the absence of American Indians.

5.32 Describe the role of Buffalo Soldiers in settling the West, including Tennessee native
George Jordan.

  • Notes should be in history folder

5.33 Write a short piece with concrete words, phrases, and sensory details of the life on the
Great Plains from the viewpoint of a particular immigrant or migrant group.

5.34 Engage in a collaborative discussion to explore the ideas and events of the Gilded Age and determine the significance, including:

1. political machines
2. major scandals
3. economic disparity
4. industrial capitalists

5.35 Describe child labor and working conditions in factories.

5.36 Analyze the role of Samuel Gompers and the American Federation of Labor in changing standards for working conditions.

5.37 Use a graphic organizer to provide information about important business leaders, inventors, and entrepreneurs and the impact they had on American society, including: 

1. Thomas Edison
2. Alexander Graham Bell
3. Henry Ford
4. George Eastman
5. George Washington Carver
6. Henry Bessemer
7. Swift and Armour
8. Cornelius Vanderbilt

5.38 Use multiple media elements to create a presentation describing the 1897 Centennial Exposition, including its purpose, sights, exhibits, and impact on the state.