America Industrializes

Thomas Edison

After the Civil War, the United States underwent a Second Industrial Revolution. American ingenuity and entrepreural spirit led men like Thomas Edison, Andrew Carnigie, and John D. Rockefeller to establish big business and amass huge fortunes. Immigration continued to rise as new immigrants from southern Europe arrived in America to work in the expanding cities. Working conditions forced many laborers to form unions for better working conditions and higher wages. It was the beginning of the Industrial Age and America was its leader.

Downloadable Worksheets

Notebook Materials

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Information Worksheets

These are worksheets used for all U.S. History classes. Since most of these activities are cut out and pasted into the notebook, print using only one side of the paper.