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APUSH-8-G-2

Expansion of business


2a.  Beginnings of factory system

2b.  Early labor movement; women

2c.  Social mobility; extremes of wealth


Resources:

History as Destiny: The Case of New York City
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
New York Is a Business Town
New York Is a Business Town
Cities as "Transportation Breaks"
Cities as "Transportation Breaks"

Urban Crisis: Fire and Water
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Relevant interactive tools:
Too Far from the Blaze
Too Far from the Blaze

The Old South
Resource Type: E-Seminar

Petition to Have the Five Points Opened
Resource Type: Primary Source
Merchants owning property along the periphery of Five Points petitioned the municipal government in 1829 to demolish the heart of the slum by widening and extending Anthony and Cross Streets.

Moot Court: Central Park on Trial
Resource Type: Classroom Simulation
This simulation, a moot court, engages students in social and moral reform. By exploring how nineteeth-century social and political elites dispossessed various groups such as African Americans in order to build Central Park, students will understand how the present-day problems of gentrification and urban renewal have their roots in nineteeth-century reform.

The Cotton Kingdom: The Industrial Revolution
Resource Type: Primary Source
Power loom weaving in a New England textile factory. The leather belts transmitted power from a central waterwheel or a steam engine.


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