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Assignment 2: Industrialization and the Rise of a Regulated Economy
Due Week 6 and worth 120 points
The United States went through dramatic economic change during and
after the Civil War, as industrialization spread rapidly and changed
society. This transformation and some of the apparent abuses that
developed (monopolistic practices, work conditions, low wages,
arbitrary and oppressive expectations) led to an increased role of the
government in regulating businesses and society. This role was
heightened as government was viewed as the arbiter between business
and organized labor. One can explore these developments from 1865 on
through to World War II. Examine the statement below and drawing from
provided sources, present a paper with specific examples and arguments
to demonstrate the validity of your position.
Statement—in which you can take a pro or con position:
From the start of Progressive era of the late 1800s through the New
Deal period in the 1930s, increasing government interventions and
regulations of business tended to help the overall economy and the
common workers. (Or you can argue that such interventions and
regulations hurt the overall economy and the common workers.) Use
specific examples from different decades—and be sure one of your
examples is from the 1930s.
After giving general consideration to your readings so far and any
general research, select one of the positions above as your
position—your thesis. (Sometimes after doing more thorough research,
you might choose the reverse position. This happens with critical
thinking and inquiry. Your final paper might end up taking a different
position than you originally envisioned.) Organize your paper as
follows, handling these issues:
The position you choose or something close to it—will be the thesis
statement in your opening paragraph.
To support your position, use four (4) specific examples from
different decades between 1865 and 1940. However, one (1) of your four
(4) examples must be from the 1930s.
Explain why the opposing view is weak in comparison to yours.
Consider your life today: In what way does the history you have shown
shape or impact issues in your workplace or desired profession?
Length: The paper should be 500-to-750 words in length.
Research and References: You must use a MINIMUM of three sources; the
Schultz textbook must be one of them. Your other two sources should be
drawn from the list provided below. This is guided research, not
Source list for Assignment 2: Some sources are “primary” sources from
the time period being studied. Some sources below can be accessed via
direct link or through the primary sources links on Blackboard. Each
week has a different list of primary sources. For others, they are
accessible through the permalink to the source in our online library:
Sources below having libdatab.strayer.edu as part of the URL have a
permalink to that source in our university’s online library. Each
source below is shown in SWS form.
SWS Form for the textbook: Kevin M. Schultz. 2018. HIST: Volume 2:
U.S. History since 1865. 5th ed.
D. P. Del Mar. 1998. Region and Nation: New Studies in Western U.S.
S. Gompers. 1914. The American Labor Movement: Its Makeup,
Achievements, and Aspirations.
S. S. Harjo. 1996. Now and Then: Native Peoples in the United States.
Helen Hunt Jackson. 1881. Helen Hunt Jackson’s Account of Sand Creek
S. M. Jacoby. Oct., 1983. Union Management Cooperation in the United
States: Lessons from the 1920s.
R. La Follette. 1924. La Follette’s Progressive Platform.
T. C. Leonard. Spring, 2009. American Economic Reform in the
Progressive Era: Its Foundational Beliefs and their Relation to
H. D. Lloyd. June, 1884. The Lords of Industry from North American
Review, 331. In Modern History Sourcebook.
E. Rauchway. 2008. The Great Depression and the New Deal: A Very Short
Kevin M. Schultz. 2018. HIST: Volume 2: U.S. History since 1865. 5th ed.
L. Steffens. 1904. The Shame of the Cities.
Taylor, F. W. 1911. The Principles of Scientific Management.
J. Whitaker. 1871. The Impact of the Factory on Worker Health.
Retrieved from http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/impact_factory.htm
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
This course requires use of new Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The
format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take
a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font
(size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and
references must follow SWS format. Check with your professor for any
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the
student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date.
The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required
assignment page length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Specify ways that women and minorities have responded to challenges
and made contributions to American culture.
Examine how changes in social and economic conditions and technology
can cause corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and
policies of the government.
Summarize and discuss the ways that formal policies of government have
influenced the direction of historical and social development in the
Recognize the major turning points in American history since the Civil War.
Use technology and information resources to research issues in
contemporary U.S. history.
Write clearly and concisely about contemporary U.S. history using
proper writing mechanics.