Essential Questions - What were the causes and consequences of conflict between the Native Americans and white settlers? - How did the second industrial revolution change America? - How can the rights of workers be protected? - How did immigration change America in the late 19th century? - How does immigration enrich and challenge America?
Content - The Plains wars - The rise of big business and labor unions - The plight of Native Americans - Miners, ranchers, and railroads - Government land grants - The Populist movement and William Jennings Bryant - The Gilded Age - Changing patterns of immigration - Urban challenges - Chinese Exclusion Act - Tenament and settlement houses