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AP® US History Teaching Resource: Period 6: 1865–1898

Overview

The transformation of the United States from an agricultural to an increasingly industrialized and urbanized society brought about significant economic, political, diplomatic, social, environmental, and cultural changes. The 97 paintings, photographs, maps and other documents of massive migrations and urbanization, and the emergence of an industrial culture in the United States are included in this image group. The “Gilded Age” and the political debates over economic and social policies that were incumbent are illustrated with a wide range of primary source documents including elaborately illustrated weekly publications of the time.

Key Concepts

Key Concept 6.1

— Technological advances, large-scale production methods, and the opening of new markets encouraged the rise of industrial capitalism in the United States.

Key Concept 6.2

— The migrations that accompanied industrialization transformed both urban and rural areas of the United States and caused dramatic social and cultural change.

Key Concept 6.3

— The Gilded Age produced new cultural and intellectual movements, public reform efforts, and political debates over economic and social policies.

From: The College Board. "AP® United States History Course and Exam Description, Including Curriculum Framework, 2017." https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

AP® United States History Curriculum Framework

Key Concepts reproduced in this guide are from: The College Board. "AP® United States History Course and Exam Description, Including Curriculum Framework, 2017." https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf

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