U.S. History: Reconstruction to Present Day America
Students will understand that...
The growth of industry in the U.S. drastically effected the economy;
The political situations that occurred both domestically and internationally and the affects on the U.S.;
Railroads effect on the economy;
Big industry caused the creation of unions;
Immigration problems of that era.
Discuss how Congress during Reconstruction was different yet similar to that of today.
Examine how industry in the U.S. continues to change the economy.
Discuss how railroads improved transportation in the U.S.
Examine the factors that caused the creation of unions in the U.S.
Students will know…
That new inventions replace old ones;
That the economy is affected by new inventions as it still is today;
That railroads changed life in the U.S.
The history of workers rights.
Compare the problems immigrants faced in the U.S. then and today.
Students will be able to…
Students should be able to take the information that is learned and connect it to everyday life. This includes practical knowledge of the economy, government systems and how the past is still seen throughout today’s world in which they live..