Exam Date:  3/10

This study guide is now FINALIZED

Good luck on the exam!


There could also be information from the movies:  "Kellogg Brothers" and "Roger and Me"

Power point Presentations

Section 1:    Key Terms
Key Terms & Events
Civil War & Economy:  Extractive Industries
Economic Development:  Toward an Industrial Giant (1880-1910)
  • Civil War (1861-1865)
    • MI in 1860
    • MI & Slavery
    • Race Riot (1863)
  • Extractive Industries
    • Examples 
    • Results
  • Early Histories
  • Manistee County
    • Background
      • Manistee (name)
    • Stronach Brothers
      • Manistee River
    • Population & Boom
      • Timber
      • Farms
    • Results
  • Mason County
    • Caswell
    • Population & Boom
    • Ludington
      • James Ludington
  • National Events
    • RR
      • Pacific Railway Act
    • Free Land
      • Homestead Act
    • Communication/Ads
  • Michigan's First Steps
    • Breakfast Foods
      • John H. Kellogg
      • W.K. Kellogg
      • C.W. Post
    • Furniture
      • William Haldane


World War One & 1920s

A World of Automobiles
  • WWI
    • Politics
      1. Draft-Selective Service Act
      2. Money
    • Economy
      1. Manufacturing
      2. Farmers
      3. Forts-Camp Custer
    • Society
      1. Patriotism
      2. Anti-German Hysteria
      3. Women/Race
  • 1920s
    • Popular Images
    • Nativism
      • KKK
    • Lake County, MI
      • Jim Crow
      • Idlewild
        • Daniel H. Williams
  • Why Michigan?
  • Olds (Lansing)
    • Background
      • Olds Motor Works
    • REO Motor Company
    • Influence
  • Ford (Detroit)
    • Background
    • Ford Motor Company
      • Model T
  • Durant (Flint)
    • Philosophy
    • General Motors
  • Impact on Society







o       Human Toll

o       Black Legion

  • New Deal
    • FDR 
    • Programs
      • CCC
      • WPA
    • Unions
      • Sit-Down Strike


o       US Entry

o       Draft

o       Money/Cost

        Revenue Act

        Economy/Economic Boom

o       War Productions Board

o       William Knudsen

o       Willow Run


o       Patriotism

        Hank Greenberg


o       Women

o       Race

         Detroit Race Riots (1943)


Post-War Michigan



  • Post WWII:  Detroit

    • Boom/Bust

    • 1967 Race Riots

  • Post WWII:  Idlewild

    • Boom/Bust

    • 1964 Civil Rights Act

  • 1970s

    • Energy Crisis

    • Hostage Crisis


Section 2:    Dates/Time Periods

Rough Time Period
William Haldane established furniture company in Grand Rapids 1830s
Manistee and Mason Counties first settled by whites 1840s
Pacific Railway Act 1860s
Homestead Act  1860s
Kelloggs gets started 1880-1900
RE Olds begins producing cars 1890s
Ford Model T first produced 1900-1910
World War One 1914/17-18
Establishment of Idlewild 19teens
Depression & New Deal 1930s
Black Legion 1930s
World War Two 1939/41-45
Post WWII Detroit Riots 1960s

Section 3:    Essay

  1. Describe and analyze the economy of Michigan from the late 1800s and early 1900s and its dependence upon extractive industries.  In general, what are some examples of extractive industries that have influenced the state of Michigan?  What results does this bring about for a region strictly dependent upon extractive industries?  How can the histories of Mason/Manistee counties be used as a case study to come to a greater understanding of the economic history of Michigan?  Explain.
  2. Compare and contrast the actions and accomplishments of Ransom E. Olds, Henry Ford, and Will Durant.  How did they influence the development of the automobile industry in the state of Michigan?  Overall, which do you believe had the biggest impact on the automobile industry?  Explain.
  3. Compare and contrast the impact of both World War One and World Ware Two on politics, the economy, and society in the state of Michigan.  Which war had the biggest impact?  Explain.
  4. A writer recently made this comment:  "The [race] riots of 1967 came out of the clear blue sky!  The state of Michigan and Detroit have always had a history of positive race relations between whites and blacks throughout the entire 20th Century and going back to the Civil War."  Comment on this statement by tracing race relations between whites & African Americans by focusing on these time periods:  Civil War, 1920s & 30s (including segregation & Jim Crow), WWII, and the post-war years.  Do you agree or disagree with the comments made by the journalist above?  Why/why not?  Use specific examples from lecture to support your arguments.


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