Honors United States History Weekly Assignments Page
Quarter 2

Q2 Week 4


The Rise and Fall of Populism

The Wonderful Wizard of OZ Lives On-Michael Genovese

Howard Zinn People's History of the United States

Robber Barons and Rebels (paragraph 1-28)


The Rise of Industrial America

Technology of the 1800s

Captains of Industry 

Between the Civil War and World War I, the modern American economy emerged. A national transportation and communication network was created, the corporation became the dominant form of business organization, and a managerial revolution transformed business operations. By the beginning of the 20th century, per capita income and industrial production in the United States exceeded that of any other country except Britain. Unlike the pre-Civil War economy, this new one was dependent on raw materials from around the world and it sold goods in global markets. Business organization expanded in size and scale. There was an unparalleled increase in factory production, mechanization, and business consolidation. By the beginning of the 20th century, the major sectors of the nation's economy--banking, manufacturing, meat packing, oil refining, railroads, and steel--were dominated by a small number of giant corporations. Around the turn of the 20th century, mass immigration from eastern and southern Europe dramatically altered the population's ethnic and religious composition. Unlike earlier immigrants, who had come from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Scandinavia, the new immigrants came increasingly from Hungary, Italy, Poland, and Russia. The newcomers were often Catholic or Jewish and two-thirds of them settled in cities. In this chapter you will learn about the new immigrants and the anti-immigrant reaction.

1. Read and Take Notes

C16 Capital and Labor

2. HTS due Sunday 12/06 (google classroom)

1. What factors drove America's industrial expansion in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? 

2. Who were some of the businessmen and industrial titans of the late nineteenth century, and what did they contribute to America's industrial growth? 

3.What changes took place in corporate organization in the late nineteenth century, and how did these changes affect the nation's economy?

4. How did Social Darwinism attempt to justify the social consequences of industrial capitalism?

Key Terms

1. Bessemer Process                                       

2. Henry Ford                              

3. Thomas Edison 

4. Taylorism                                                    

5. Andrew Carnegie                     

6. Fordism

7. Social Darwinism                                      

8. Laissez-Faire                             

9. Anarchists

10. JD Rockefeller                                           

11. Gospel of Wealth                       

12. Sherman Anti Trust Act 1890

13. Monopoly ,Trusts, Pools, Cartels            

14. Vertical Integration                   

15. Haymarket Square Riot          

16. Horizontal Integration                               

17. Socialist Party of American    

18. Eugene V. Debs

19. Railroad Strike of 1877                             

20. Wright Brothers                                                      

21. Pullman Strike                                           

22. Homestead Strike 

23. Samuel Gompers                                       

24. American Federation of Labor                                                        

25. Henry George

Q2 Week 3


Long Essay Reconstruction Notes



1. C14-15 Assessment Tuesday 11/17

C14 Civil War practice questions

Civil War 1

Civil War 2

C15 Reconstruction practice questions

Reconstruction 1

Reconstruction 2

Reconstruction 3

2. Long Essay Question Friday 11/20

Evaluate the extent to which Reconstruction fostered social change in the United States from1865 to 1900.

LEQ Rubric

Q2 Week 2



Civil War and Reconstruction 1861-1877 


Reconstruction 1865-1877

C15 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C15 American Yawp


I. Introduction
II. Politics of Reconstruction
III. The Meaning of Black Freedom
V. Racial Violence in Reconstruction

VI. Economic Development during the Civil War and Reconstruction

VII. The End of Reconstruction

VIII. Conclusion

2. Short Answer Question due Thursday 11/ 12

The First Vote

Using the post-Civil War image above, answer (A), (B), and (C).

A). Briefly describe ONE perspective about citizenship expressed in the image.

B). Briefly explain ONE specific historical development that led to the change depicted in the image.

C). Briefly explain ONE way in which the historical change depicted in the image was challenged in the period 1866-1900.

3. C14-15 Assessment Tuesday 11/17

C14 Civil War practice questions

Civil War 1

Civil War 2

C15 Reconstruction practice questions

Reconstruction 1

Reconstruction 2

Reconstruction 3

4. Long Essay Question Thursday 11/19

Evaluate the extent to which Reconstruction fostered social change in the United States from1865 to 1900.

C15 Key Terms

Lincoln’s Reconstruction                                        13th Amendment                                        10% plan

Pocket Veto                                                               Hiram Revels                                             Thaddeus Stevens 

Plessy v. Furguson                                                    Scalawags                                                   Wade Davis Bill   

Charles Sumner                                                        Carpetbaggers                                           Ida B. Wells

Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction                          Crop-Lien System                                      Booker T. Washington

Radical Reconstruction                                             Sharecropping                                           Seward’s Follies

Civil Rights Act 1866                                                Ku Klux Klan                                            Grandfather Clause’s

Black Codes                                                               Redeemer Governments                            Literacy Tests

Freedman’s Bureau                                                   Ulysses S. Grant                                        Poll Taxes

Military Reconstruction Act                                      Force Acts                                                 Lynching

Tenure of Office Act                                                  Grant Scandals                                          Rutherford B. Hayes

Johnson’s Impeachment                                            Panic of 1873                                             Election of 1876

14th Amendment                                                        Compromise of 1877                                 Jim Crow

15th Amendment                                                        Black Republicanism                                                

Q2 Week 1



The Civil War

Economic Impact of Civil War

C14 Civil War 1861-1865

C14 Study Guide

1. Read and Take Notes

C14 American Yawp 

I. Introduction

ll. The Election of 1860 and Secession

III. A War for Union 1861-63

IV. War for Emancipation

V. Conclusion

2. HST C14 due 11/6 (google classroom)

C14 HTS Contextualization

1. What was the Republican platform in 1860? To what specific political groups were the Republicans trying to  appeal, and how did this platform propose to appeal to them? What was the outcome of this election and its impact on the future of the country?

C14 HTS Continuity and Change

2. Discuss the political, economic, and social costs of the Civil War (1860-1865),

C14 Civil War Key Terms

1. Fort Sumter

2. Anaconda Plan

3. border states

4. Abraham Lincoln

5. Writ of Habeas Corpus 

6. Robert E. Lee

7. Emancipation Proclamation

8. Battle of Antietam 1862

9. Battle of Gettysburg 1863

10. Battle of Vicksburg 1863

11. NYC draft riots

12. Sherman’s March to the Sea

13. The Election of 1864

14. Copperhead Democrats

15. Appomattox Court House 1865

16. Ulysses Grant

17. Clara Barton

18. 54th Massachusetts

19. Homestead Act 1862

20. Morill Land Grant Act 1862

21. National Railroad Act 1862

22. National Banking Act 1862