After the Civil War, the United States became a much more industrialized society. Between 1865 and 1920, industrialization improved American life in many ways. However, industrialization also created problems for American society. Consider events that took place after the Civil War and discuss ways that industrialization affected the U.S. between 1865 and 1920.
You have already developed a thesis statement and developed an outline in which you identify three main points relevant to your topic. Now you will develop the final paper in which you explore your main points in detail.
Introduce your paper with your previously crafted thesis statement.
Identify three (3) major aspects of industrialization between 1865 and 1920 that influenced U.S. society, economy, and politics. Consider issues such as geography, entrepreneurship, legislative representation, etc. Explain your responses with specific examples and details.
Identify three (3) specific groups that were affected by industrialization and provide two examples for each group describing how the group was affected. (Consider issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, child labor, etc.)
Summarize how industrialization affected the life of the average working American during this period. Use specific examples and details
Here is my thesis…
The Industrial Revolution helped shape society into what we know today. The fabric of human behavior, social interaction, transformed government, industry, and technology was dramatically changed during the spread of industrialization.
• Railroads (steel)
• Government support (pg293)
• Immigrants: Chinese
• Political Group: Democrats and Republicans
• Women: caretakers, did not hold jobs until after War
• Farmers: lost land to industry and no more slaves
• Union Group – Government and Workers
Affected the life of American worker
• Working Conditions
• Working Class Families and the Role of Women
• Wealth and Income
• Living Conditions