Building Liberty & Ellis Island (00: 00 11: 40)



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America: The Story of Us - Episode 7: “Cities”

Building Liberty & Ellis Island (00:00 - 11:40)


  1. What was the gift that needed assembly?



  1. Who gathered the money to assemble the statue?



  1. Who is the Statue of Liberty’s face modeled after?



  1. How many Americans can trace their roots back to ancestors that came through Ellis Island?


Andrew Carnegie & American Steel (11:41 - 22:53)


  1. What did the cities need to expand upwards?



  1. What new process did Carnegie research?



  1. What was so fancy about Carnegie? He was the first to….



  1. What safety equipment protected the steel workers in building the skyscrapers?



  1. How did people respond to the Flatiron Building?


Crime & Poverty (22:53 - 32:47)


  1. Who was Thomas Burns? What was his infamous “Third Degree?”



  1. What was Burns’s “Rogues Gallery?”



  1. What did Riis’s photographs reveal about New York City?



  1. What changes did Waring bring to cleanliness?


Edison’s Electric Light (32:59 - 37:09)

  1. How did Edison find the proper filament (the stretchy bit between two wires) for his light bulb?



Triangle Shirtwaist Factory (37:10 - 44:12)


  1. Women worked in buildings with the best modern technology. What had they neglected?



  1. Why did the women have trouble escaping the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?



  1. What reforms does the fire lead to?

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America: The Story of Us Ep. 7: “Cities”

Building Liberty & Ellis Island 00:00 - 11:40


  1. What was the gift that needed assembly?

  2. Who gathered the money to assemble the statue?

    • Pulitzer

  3. Who is the Statue of Liberty’s face modeled after?

    • sculptor’s mother (his name was Frédéric Bartholdi)

  4. How many Americans can trace their roots back to ancestors that came through Ellis Island?

    • 1 million

Andrew Carnegie & American Steel 11:41 - 22:53


  1. What did the cities need to expand upwards?

    • steel

  2. What new process did Carnegie research?

  3. What was so fancy about Carnegie? He was the first to….

    • mass produce steel

  4. What safety equipment protected the steel workers in building the skyscrapers?
    • none


  5. How did people respond to the Flatiron Building?

Crime & Poverty 22:53 - 32:47


  1. Who was Thomas Burns? What was his infamous “Third Degree?”

  2. What was Burns’s “Rogues Gallery?”

  3. What did Riis’s photographs reveal about New York City?

    • the squalor of the poor

  4. What changes did Waring bring to cleanliness?

Edison’s Electric Light 32:59 - 37:09


  1. How did Edison find the proper filament (the stretchy bit between two wires) for his light bulb?

    • Trial and error - he tried nearly everything

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory 37:10 - 44:12


  1. Women worked in buildings with the best modern technology. What had they neglected?

    • safety

  2. Why did the women have trouble escaping the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory?

  3. What reforms does the fire lead to?




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