Industry, Technology, and Progress in the 19th Century

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Industry, Technology, and Progress in the 19th Century

Instructional Resource

Integrating portraiture can be a great way to activate what students have learned about a person, an event, or a moment in time. This collection explores the second industrial revolution (circa 1865-1915) which brought forth new ideas for manufacturing and technology. Below is a brief snapshot of the businesspeople and thought leaders who shaped the economy and redefined economic and social class conditions in the mid-late 19th century. 

Guiding questions:

Who are the notable businesspeople and inventors of the second industrial revolution?

How did the second industrial revolution pave the way for entrepreneurs in the early 20th century?

What were some of the socio-economic impacts of the second industrial revolution? 


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