Reflect: Consider how the rise of big business
and industrial capitalism affected different groups of Americans and how
those groups responded to these developments. Reflect on the socioeconomic
changes that occurred in the United States in the last half of the 1800s.
Write: Based on your textbook and the assigned video,
answer the following questions:
What were the most revolutionary social and economic
developments of the last quarter of the nineteenth century?
What role did government play in these developments?
How did your chosen group respond to those changes,
and how effective were their responses?
This discussion forum is an opportunity for you to explore
topics that interest you, share critical insights and questions that you are
working with, share your struggles and triumphs, and discuss difficulties that
may have arisen this week, hopefully finding solutions. Your initial post
should describe your experiences in the course this past week, prompting
further discussion. You should address at least two of the following questions:
This is a history class
What struck you in particular as you explored the course
materials this week?
What insights have you had?
What have you been struggling with?
What questions have come up for you at this point?
Do you have any helpful tips that you’ve picked up in this
course or in a past course?