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Historical Context





Table of

United States History Standards for Grades 5-12

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site:
Monument to the Gilded Age

relates to the following National Standards for History:

    Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900)

  • Standard 1A- The student understands the connections among industrialization, the advent of the modern corporation, and material well-being.
  • Standard 1B- The student understands the rapid growth of cities and how urban life changed.
  • Standard 2C- The student understands how new cultural movements at different social levels affected American life.
  • Standard 3A- The student understands how the "second industrial revolution" changed the nature and conditions of work.
  • Standard 3B- The student understands the rise of national labor unions and the role of state and federal governments in labor conflicts.
  • Standard 3C- The student understands how Americans grappled with social, economic, and political issues.


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