Module 3: The Gilded Age – The Instructions to “The American Promise” are attach

Module 3: The Gilded Age
– The Instructions to “The American Promise” are attached in seperate file!!!
– Choose & Answer two discussion questions!
– ” ONLY use evidence and examples from the assigned primary sources that have been provided to you! “.
1. A key theme in the assigned reading in The American Promise in this module is the rapid industrialization that occurred in the United States during the second half of the 19thcentury. What factors accounted for this period of rapid industrialization? What assigned primary source evidence assigned in this module reflects this era of industrialization?
2. As large industries grew during the late 19th century, and as corporations and monopolies formed, a debate emerged over the benefits/drawbacks of laissez-faire capitalism and the growth of the industrial economy. Several of the primary sources assigned in this module illustrate how some defended laissez faire capitalism. Choosing from primary sources evidence that defends laissez-faire capitalism, on what basis was capitalism and the industrial economy of the 19th century defended?
3. Several of the primary sources assigned in this module illustrate how some criticized laissez faire capitalism. Choosing from primary sources evidence that criticized laissez-faire capitalism, on what basis was capitalism and the industrial economy of the 19th century denounced?
4. The authors of The American Promise describe the theory of social Darwinism in chapter 18. Several primary sources assigned in this module, including sources from William Graham Sumner and Andrew Carnegie, exemplify the social Darwinist perspective. Referring to The American Promise and assigned primary source evidence, what did social Darwinists believe? What specific examples from the primary source evidence in this module demonstrates the social Darwinist perspective? What would a social Darwinist have to say about Thomas O’Donnell, whose account is assigned in this module in Reading the American Past?
5. The assigned reading in chapter 19 of The American Promise focuses in part on how the era of rapid industrialization affected the experience of ordinary laborers. A number of primary sources assigned in this module also relate directly to the experience of ordinary laborers during the late 19th century. Drawing upon The American Promise and assigned primary source evidence, what examples indicate the experience ordinary laborers during this period in the past?
6. In chapter 19 the authors of The American Promise cover examples of efforts among laborers to organize together. What factors prompted laborers to organize during the second half of the 19th century? What primary source evidence assigned in this module best illustrates such factors? Two examples of labor organizations formed during this era were the Knights of Labor and American Federation of Labor. Referring to The American Promise as well as primary source evidence assigned in this module, what did each of these labor organizations wish to achieve? What differentiated each labor organization?
7. As is explained in the assigned reading in The American Promise in this module, millions of immigrants arrived in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many of whom came to inhabit the nations burgeoning cities, such as San Francisco, Chicago, and New York City. Referring to The American Promise and the primary source evidence assigned in this module, what opportunities did immigrants seek in the United States? What challenges did they encounter after arriving in the United States?
8. As millions of immigrants arrived in the United States during the late 19th and early 20thcenturies, a debate arose over restricting immigration. This debate is described in chapter 19 of The American Promise. A number of sources provided in this module in the supplementary primary sources relate directly to this debate. Utilizing The American Promise and assigned primary source evidence, on what grounds did some call for restriction of immigration? On what grounds did others oppose immigration restriction?
“HOW ASSIGNMENT WILL BE GRADED”
Responding to 2 of the assigned discussion questions:
5 points: These responses address the assigned discussion questions with well-developed and informed responses. When required, these responses use evidence and examples from the assigned primary sources. These responses are written in a professional manner, paying attention to spelling, grammar, and other proper conventions of language.
2.5 points: These responses partially address the assigned discussion questions. These responses are not fully developed and/or informed by the readings. These responses are written in an unprofessional manner, without attention to spelling, grammar, and other proper conventions of language.
0 points: These responses do not meet the minimum requirements for addressing the assigned discussion questions. Posts submitted after the deadline also receive 0 points.

The post Module 3: The Gilded Age
– The Instructions to “The American Promise” are attach appeared first on Skilled Papers.

Get 35% off your Assignments

X
WeCreativez WhatsApp Support
Our customer support team is here to answer your questions. Ask us anything!
👋 Hi, how can I help?