"We are born in a Pullman house. We are fed from a Pullman shop, taught in a Pullman school, catechized in the Pullman church and when we die we shall be buried in a Pullman cemetery and go to a Pullman hell."
Pullman Railroad Employee, 1883
- Determine what the relationship was between the railroad and Industrialization.
- Define what the Gilded Age was and why it was called such.
Unit Study Guide Questions
Possible Test Questions:
- What obstacles did immigrants coming to the United States face, both before and after they arrived? Were these challenges worth the benefits of coming? Why or why not?
- What role does industrialization play in the United States today?
- How did industry leaders characterize the idea of a “Gilded Age?” Use 3 examples.
- How did daily life change for many Americans as industrialization developed?
- What is the relationship between industrialism and the rise of consumerism/greed in the U.S.?
- Define what the Transcontinental Railroad was and how it affected the US.
- Describe the influence the railroad had on society.
- Begin reading Chapter 12.
- Review these Primary Documents while answering this question: "Did the railroads, in their wasteful competition, exploit farmers and workers? Or did they make better and freer life possible for millions?"