HIST405 Discussions Week 5

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HIST405 Discussions Week 5
Describe the basic industries of America’s Industrial Revolution and explain …

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HIST405 Discussions Week 5

HIST405 Discussions Week 5

All Students Posts 52 Pages 

America and the Industrial Revolution – 27 Pages 

Describe the basic industries of America’s Industrial Revolution and explain what made the men who controlled them so successful. Select one industry to argue your point (such as the petroleum industry). Were the men who dominated this industry “robber barons,” as some suggested, or simply good businessmen? Explain your answer.  What factors led to the rise of big business?

Class, chapter 16 of our textbook talks about how a mass market was created in the U.S. How did U.S. businesses promote consumption? How did industrial capitalism change American workers? Class, what prompted these labor unions to develop?

What are some of the stories of the labor unions of this era? What were the risks involved for those who worked on forming unions? So as industrial capitalism developed, how did industrialists, workers, and Progressive reformers differ in their approaches to ending labor conflict? How did the roles and expectations of women change during the Guilded Age?…

Imperialism and America – 25 Pages 

Discuss the events that drew the United States into World War I. To what extent did ethnicity play a role in America’s neutrality from1914-1917? How significant was America’s contribution to the war effort? Elaborate. Class, so let’s talk about World War I. What events drew the US into the war?…

The textbook, “Imperial America: The United States in the World, 1890-1914.” So as the country started to become a world power, what factors propelled the United States beyond its borders? Do you think there was any way we could have avoided getting involved in the war? So at this time what ideas were being circulated in American culture about Germans?

How were the Germans being depicted in newspapers and other cultural venues? What conflicting visions divide imperialists and anti-imperialists? What did the U.S. have to do with East Asia at this point in history?…