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The Civil War and the Industrial Revolution

Constitution,property

The Civil War and the Industrial Revolution Activity: Grover Cleveland and the Texas Seed Bill Veto

Have students read Handout A: Grover Cleveland and the Texas Seed Bill Veto and Handout B: Cleveland’s Veto Message. They should then complete Handout C: Document Guide in pairs or small groups.

The Civil War and the Industrial Revolution Activity: Economic Policies in the Later 19th Century

Have students review Handout D: Excerpts from the Interstate Commerce Act (1887) and Handout E: The Sherman Antitrust Act (1890). Students should conduct research on both Acts and report in an essay or a presentation how the regulation of interstate commerce changed with these (and other) laws passed in the late nineteenth century.