Links from Your Instructor for Chapter 16: Big Business and Organized Labor, Chapter 1860–1900

Tips: What Helps Learning?   or use this URL:

What is self-testing and how can it help you? or use this URL:


Most links place historical facts in a table so you can easily compare them. You are not memorizing all of the facts placed in these tables. Instead, you are using those facts to notice changes and patterns. To help you, most links provide tips on what to notice.



Chronologies to Help You See Changes in Technology


Self-Testing Using Answers to Observe Patterns

·         Without answers for self-testing: Comparison of Knights of Labor and American Federation of Labor
With answers for observing patterns: Comparison with Answers.
Purpose: Notice the differences between the two organizations. The differences determine which organization will survive.

·         Without answers for self-testing: Comparison of Labor Events from 1874 through 1893 – and to the End of the 1890s
With answers for observing patterns: Comparison with Answers
Purpose: Notice where is the labor unrest and in what industries. Notice how strikes are stopped—is that what you expected to be the method?


Optional Reference

·         Snapshot of America in the 1870s-1890s (PDF) – This provides a searchable resource.
Purpose: Notice what is going on in different areas of American life, including broad trends such as the economy and specific information about groups, such as women. We will also later compare those same areas of American life in Unit 2 with the period between 1895 and 1920 and during the 1920s.

·         Repeat from Chapter 15: Study Tool: Chronological Events of the 1867-1877 Era ( 1 page) 

·         Notice the color coding of events of corruption and SCANDALS in this era

If you were living in this era and reading the newspaper, what would you be
thinking is happening?





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