Standard 11 & 12 study guide
SSUSH11 The student will describe the growth of big business and technological
innovations after Reconstruction.
a. _____________ allowed the rapid transit of goods all across the United States. One industry that especially depended on _____________ was the ____________ industry, which needed large amounts of raw material such as coal and iron. Large businesses rapidly expanded, and some industrialists became known as “_________ ________” as the perception grew that they made money from exploiting the U.S. population.
b. ____________ allowed the rapid settlement of the __________, with its Great Plains. The cross-U.S. (“_______________”) railroad was built by the ___________ ___________ and Union Pacific railroads. The _____________ Pacific company mostly used ______________ laborers. These laborers were poorly paid and many died as the railroad was built through the ______________.
c. ______________ ___ _____________ developed the huge Standard Oil Company. He used the _________ to circumvent anti-monopoly laws.
d. _________ Edison invented the electric light bulb, ________ ___________,
and the phonograph.
SSUSH12 The student will analyze important consequences of American industrial growth.
a. Ellis Island was an entry point for _____________ coming to the United States. Many of them settled in __________.
b. ___________ ___________ was the leader of the American Federation of Labor, a _________ ___________ which attempted to gain better wages and conditions for its workers through collective bargaining, ____________ and ___________ against employers (479).
c. The Plains Indians depended heavily upon the herds of ____________ for food, shelter, and clothing. __________ __________ led the only war won by the Native Americans against the United States. The death of __________ _________ was immediately followed by the ____________ at Wounded Knee, during which more than ________ Sioux were killed (495).
d. The 1894 __________ strike was led by the American Railway Union, which felt that __________ ___________ had too much control over the lives of his workers (482-483).
Railroads ... steel ... Pullman ... robber barons ... motion pictures trust ... railroads ... transcontinental ... Central Pacific ... craft union ... mountains ... Massacre ... Central ... Sitting Bull ... John D. Rockefeller ... Thomas ... boycotts ... immigrants ... strikes ... cities ... Samuel Gompers ... George Pullman ... Red Cloud ... buffalo ... railroads ... West ... Chinese ... 200