The Dynamics of Growth
I. You should be able to identify and explain the historical significance of the following:
Samuel F.B. Morse
John Jacob Astor
II. You should be able to define and state the historical significance of the following:
Cult of Domesticity
III. You should be able to describe and state the historical significance of the following:
Ancient Order of Hiberians
Order of the Star Spangled Banner
No Nothing Party
Preemption Act of 1830
Commonwealth vs. Hunt
IV. Discussion Questions:
Why did cotton farming expand in the nineteenth century, and what effects
did the increased production have on the Old South, the Old Southwest, and
Describe the development and interplay among different means of
transportation in the antebellum period and show how and why railroads
eventually became the most-used means of transportation and how the
growth of transportation helped create a national economy.
Describe the features of the Waltham plan and the family system. Why was
the Waltham plan gradually phased out?
Discuss some of the ways in which technology improved urban life in the
Take two of the major immigrant groups in the United States in the
antebellum period and compare their circumstances of immigration and
adaptation to American society.
Assess the distribution of wealth in the United States in the decades prior to
the Civil War and explain the trends in that era; account for the reasons for
Why did the Northeast lead the South in Industrial production?
In what ways did the American Government contribute to and promote industrial growth and economic expansion in the early nineteenth century?
What was the impact of industry, urbanization, and the transportation revolution on American agriculture?
What was the impact of the industrial revolution on American labor?
Explain the part played by each of the following in the industrialization of the American economy:
Compare and contrast the Irish and German immigrants of early nineteenth century America in terms of their motives for leaving Europe, pattern of settlement, impact on American life, and reception by native-born Americans.
V. Practice Quizzes: