Appendix A

Breakthroughs from the Gilded Age and the Industrial Revolution

**Note that this is not an exhaustive list.  Teachers should add to and subtract from this list as they see fit for time and lesson.

 

Breakthroughs Consequences
industrial growth Child Labor
inventions Pollution
transportation Urban sprawl
communication Tenements
Edison Monopolies
Ford poverty
New fuels Overgrazing
The Titanic Special interests
Wright Brothers tycoons
land rush Land giveaways
Prosperity- Wealth Lack of policing
Dynamic outlook Massive land theft
optimism “Cut and Run”
confidence RR price fixing
Social Science Labor strikes
Leisure Labor violence
Gold Rush
aesthetics
energy

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