Social Studies - 2017-18

USII.2b - Industrial Development after 1865

The student will use maps, globes, photographs, pictures, or tables for

b)  explaining relationships among natural resources, transportation, and industrial development after 1865.

Blooms Level: Understand

Adopted: 2008


Big Themes/Concepts: Migration, Population Density, Resources, Technology, Movement

Manufacturing areas were clustered near centers of population.

New technologies and transportation advances change the way we live our daily lives. 

Growing populations lead to an increased demand for resources. 

People move to different cities for better opportunities for their families. 


Advances in transportation linked resources, products, and markets.

Manufacturing areas were clustered near centers of population.

How did advances in transportation link resources, products, and markets?

What are some examples of manufacturing areas that were located near centers of population?


Transportation resources

·  Moving natural resources (e.g., copper, lead) to eastern factories

·  Moving iron ore deposits to sites of steel mills (e.g., Pittsburgh)

·  Transporting finished products to national markets

Examples of manufacturing areas

·  Textile industry: New England

·  Automobile industry: Detroit

Steel industry: Pittsburgh

Make connections between the past and the present. (USII.1b)

Sequence events in United States history. (USII.1c)

Analyze and interpret maps that include major physical features. (USII.1f)


natural resources, eastern factories, deposits, Pittsburgh, finished products, national markets, manufacturing areas, Textile industry, Automobile industry, Steel industry

Updated: Aug 17, 2017