Period 6: 1865-1898

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.

Must-Know Review Terms List

List of Factual Content for the APUSH Test (Revised 2017)

  • Industrial capitalism
  • Trusts (combinations)
  • Laissez-faire
  • Tenant farming
  • “New South”
  • People’s (Populist) Party
  • Americanization
  • Political Machines
  • Transcontinental railroad(s)
  • Indian Wars/reservations
  • Gilded Age
  • Social Darwinism, Gospel of Wealth, Social Gospel
  • Jane Addams/Settlement Houses
  • Progressives
  • Plessy v. Ferguson

Factual Content Quizlet for Unit 6

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