Industrialization of The United States Discussion


1/ The rapid industrialization of the United States in the late 19th century fundamentally transformed the country. Were the changes introduced by industrialization positive or negative?

2/ Just as today, the late 19th and early 20th century witnessed a huge wave of immigration. Are there similarities in the problems faced by immigrants? Issues caused by immigration?

3/ One of the best ways to learn something is to connect it with what you already know. Show a connection between the history we are studying this week and a) something in your own life historyOR b) something you learned (a theory or concept) from a non-history class (Economics, Anthropology, Math, Science — be creative!). Your post should clearly demonstrate your understanding of this week’s lesson.

Part One – Please submit a thoughtful response to at least ONE of the questions listed above. Each response should be at least one substantial paragraph which includes specific details and historical evidence. Please be sure to use your own words – don’t just copy material from the textbook or some other source.

Part Two – In a SEPARATE post please indicate FIRST what interested you the most about this week’s topic and SECOND a question for other students to answer about something that confused you or something you want to know more about.

Part ThreePart Three In a SEPARATE postind find a story about current events in the United States (something that’s happening in the U.S. today) that you think relates to the history we’re discussing this week. Do a posting on this week’s discussion forum which provides a link to the story, and at least one paragraph in which you show the connection between this current event and this week’s discussion. Please, no duplicate news items! If someone has already posted on a current issue, don’t post it again (even if it’s from a different source

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