Create an essay of 500-750 words, describing the development of industry, business, and labor after the American Civil War. Address the following: Discuss several of the industries of Americas Industrial Revolution in the post-Civil War period. What made these leaders of industry successful? Explain the origins and growth of labor unions. What did Labor Unions accomplish? Use a minimum of three of the sources provided to support your assignment and be sure to cite the sources. This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
To the Englishman William Moraley, Pennsylvania was a paradise. Moraley was an indentured servant who went to Pennsylvania in 1729. The colony was “the best poor man’s country in the world,” Moraley asserted in his autobiography. As we know, multitudes from many lands did go there. Did they settle in the “best poor man’s country”? Or was Moraley’s conclusion unwarranted? Historians want to know how much opportunity the countless immigrants to colonial Pennsylvania found. You will use primary sources to investigate wealth holding and opportunity in this “best poor man’s country.” The challenge will be to separate fact from opinion, reconcile conflicting evidence, determine whether sources are representative or atypical, and understand the outlook of the subjects. Questions: 1) How much equality and inequality existed in this society? 2) What was the pattern of wealth distribution? 3) What were the opportunities for indentured servants, once free, to improve their lot in this society? 4) Is there evidence that some people were getting richer at the expense of others?
By this period in American history, radio was becoming very important to the entire nation. People would spend their evenings sitting in their living rooms listening to programs, being entertained and gaining a greater understand of the world around them. For this assignment, find an Internet link to a popular radio show from the time period that we are studying (nothing modern; the show should be from the 1920s-1940s)*. YouTube (Links to an external site.) is often a good source, as is Old Radio World (Links to an external site.). Listen to an episode of the show, then create a PowerPoint presentation about it (5 Slides). You should include a link to the show you listened to, a visual image about the show, and a brief description of what the show was about. You should also tell me why this show was important, and what it can tell us about American society at the time. If the show you find still has its original commercials, those can be very informative too! For your last slide, write a paragraph explaining the importance of radio programming to the development of American culture. AGAIN, THIS UNIT COVERS THE PERIOD LEADING UP TO WORLD WAR II: YOU SHOULD NOT USE ANY CURRENT RADIO PROGRAMS AS A PART OF THIS WORK. Your textbook is NOT a valid Internet source. Here are some of the radio shows you may encounter, but feel free to use other ones from the time as well. There’s something for everyone: comedy, suspense, true crime, superhero adventures, news, hard-boiled detective stories, westerns, and adaptations of movies and classic books**. “Abbott and Costello” “Amos ‘n Andy” “Fibber McGee and Molly” “Jack Benny” “Dragnet” “Gang Busters” “Fireside Chats” “Lights Out” “Suspense” “Flash Gordon” “Superman” “The Shadow” “The Lone Ranger” “The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes” “The Adventures of Philip Marlowe” “Lux Radio Theatre” “Mercury Theatre on the Air / Campbell Playhouse” (it changed its name)
Westward ExpansionAfter reading the background materials and reviewing the readings Antebellum Western Migration and Indian Removal listed below, answer the following short-answer questions:What were some of the reasons for moving west and how did early industrialization contribute to westward expansion?How did Indian Removal affect native nations?What was Manifest Destiny and what were some ways it destroyed Native American culture?Antebellum Western MigrationNote: Antebellum is a term used to denote the time-period before the Civil War. Ante is Latin for before and bellum is Latin for war.Indian RemovalSLP Assignment ExpectationsUse concepts from the background readings as well as any academic resources you can find (Wikipedia-type sources are not acceptable). Please be sure to cite your sources within the text and provide a reference page at the end of the paper.Length: 2 to 3 paragraphs per question, double-spaced, typed using 12-Point Times New Roman font.The following items will be assessed in particular:Your ability to apply the basic concepts to the questions.Some in-text references to the background readings (APA formatting not required).