SAQs for APUSH Topic 6.5 — Technological Innovation

Five questions designed to help students review for the annual exam and that relate to the creation, development, and implementation of new products between 1865–1898

  1. Many technological innovations came to the fore between 1865–1898 During this time period the telephone, lightbulb, internal combustion engine, and mechanical combine harvester were all invented. These technological innovations of the Second Industrial Revolution precipitated (caused) profound changes in America. Name and briefly describe a profound change that was precipitated by the invention of the light bulb. Name and briefly describe a profound change that was precipitated by the invention of the mechanical combine harvester. Name and briefly describe a profound change that was precipitated by the invention of the internal combustion engine.

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Peter Paccone

High school APUSH teacher with much in-class and online teaching experience. Also a blogger, keynote speaker, editor, podcast host, and conference presenter.