Chapter 20: Politics and the State (1876-1900)
Consider the following questions as a framework to begin your study of Chapter 20:
- What were the most distinctive characteristics of city politics in this period?
- In what ways were state governments the "laboratories of democracy"?
- What were the major insurgent political movements of the time?
- What were the major political issues at the national level?
- How did the courts respond to the tensions of the new industrial society?
- How did the political landscape change after the 1896 elections?
- Read this chapter in your textbook or the eBook.
- Print-out the chapter outline and check items that your instructor covered in class. Then read the text closely to better understand the topic.
- Access the iMaps for this chapter. Use the menus to view only the information you want to see as you study the geography and historical events represented on each map. Then click the Print button and you will receive a blank map worksheet that you can re-label with the labels provided.
- Click the Chrono-Sequencer and match the dates and events.
- Master the key events and terms for this chapter by working through the deck of FlashCards. You
can even shuffle cards from earlier chapters if you’re trying to study for a test.
- Take the Multiple Choice and True / False quizzes. You can mail the results to your instructor’s Gradebook and keep track of your progress in your student Gradebook.
- Generate a Progress Report and fill out the items that you have completed thus far. This report can also be sent to your Gradebook or to your instructor.
Connect - Topics for Research
Each chapter has a cluster of multimedia materials related to three writing prompts or project suggestions. Here you will find audio and video files, documents, photographs and cartoons.
Access these Digital History materials and select a subject for further study, extra credit, or for a project requirement.
Every item is accompanied by a Media Analysis Worksheet. Worksheets are designed to be filled-out online as you examine the multimedia resources. Email your observations, expressions, and connections to your instructor, or save a copy in your own course portfolio.
Instructors now have an easy way to collect students’ online quizzes with the Norton Gradebook without flooding their inboxes with e-mails.
Students can track their online quiz scores by setting up their own Student Gradebook.