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His 204 week 1 dq 2

His 204 week 1 dq 2

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His 204 week 1 dq 2

  1. 1. To download this tutorial follow the link https://bitly.com/1oJL34N This file of HIS 204 Week 1 Discussion Question 2 comprises: During a remarkable period of change from roughly 1865 to the early 20th century, the great cities that we know and love today expanded at an incrediblyrapid pace and went through a fundamentaltransformation in compositionand construction. Select one of the ways that the American city was changing and analyze its historical significance (explain why this topic is important to the study of the history of the nation). What short and long term effects did the transformation of American cities have on the nation? Your initialpost shouldbe at least 150 words in length. Support your claims with examples from required material(s) and/orother scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. Respond to at least two of your classmates History - General History The IndustrialRevolution. Too much corporate influence in politics;the specter of socialist policiesundermining capitalismand individual freedoms;a middle class in apparent decline;waves of immigration which threatened to alter the character of American society; new technologies which introduced new social problems as well as offering new opportunities;and a general sense that the common people had lost control of their government: To a sometimes surprising degree, the issues which troubled Americans in the last quarter of the nineteenth century resembled our own.
  2. 2. The past often loses much of its vigor and tumult as it becomes codified as history, and it can be difficult at times to understand how truly revolutionary—tranformative, disruptive, unprecedented,and divisive—anevent such as the Industrial Revolutionwas for the people who lived through it. To better understand this turbulent period, review the major economic and social changes of the last quarter of the nineteenthcentury. Illustrate the revolutionarycharacter of this period by describing the rise of Big Business and identifyingthe particularforms new corporationsassumed. Identify the social problemsand opportunities which economic changes created in the cities, the New South, the farmlands, and the West. Explainthe role of state and federal governments in these developments. In your response, explain how socioeconomic changes affected the following groups, and how those groups responded to these changes: a. Native Americans b. Immigrants c. Farmers Summarize your responses to the prompts above by responding to the following questions: a. What were the most revolutionarysocial and economic developmentsof the last quarter of the nineteenth century? b. How did different groups of Americans respond to those changes and how effective were their responses? c. What role did government play in these developments? When composing your initialpost and your responses to your classmates, draw from the material in at least THREE of the following primary sources: a. Cross of gold speech
  3. 3. b. Wealth c. Chief Joseph speaks: Selected statements and speeches by the Nez Percé chief d. Our immigrants at Ellis Island e. Letter on laborin industrialsociety to Judge Peter Grosscup f. Populist Party platform g. What’s the matter with Kansas? Also draw from the material in ONE of the followingvideos: a. The American industrialrevolution b. Industrial New York Your initialpost shouldbe no fewer than 200 words in length, which does not include works cited or the questionsbeing answered. It shouldaddress all of the componentsof the question in a way that demonstrates independent,critical thought and command of the required material. It should not merely repeat the material in the textbook or other sources, but should use that material as the basis for an idiosyncratic interpretationof the topic. In additionto your initialpost, you should respond substantially,in posts of no fewer than 100 words, to at least two classmates and contribute to their analysisof the topic. When responding to classmates, you should refer to the material from one of the sources which you did not reference in your initialpost. Identify important pointswhich they may have missed which either support or challenge their interpretation.Explain how their views have made you rethink your own conclusionsor offer perspectives which might help them regard the topic in a different way. Feel free to ask probing questions of your classmates, but, if you do, offer your own interpretation.That is, don’t just respond,
  4. 4. “What do you think of X , Y , and Z ?” Instead, respond, “What do you think of X ? I think W because of V , U , and T . On the other hand some might pointto S and R .” In short, the ideal response to a classmate would involveyou encouraging a classmate to see things from a new perspective, even as you clarify and develop your own thoughts as well. When you are studying for a test, it is important that you take a break once in awhile. Studying can take a toll on both your physical and mental health, especiallyif you do not allow yourself a breather now and then. Take a walk or watch some TV for a little while.... https://bitly.com/1oJL34N

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