Describe americas incredible industrialization
American History after 1865:
1.) Describe Americas incredible industrialization and urbanization from 1865 to 1940. What were the key elements of this change and what were the costs of such rapid industrialization (i.e. environmental and human costs and the Great Depression)? How did activists and politicians respond to these changes (in the Progressive Era and the New Deal)? How did wars and overseas expansion affect the economy?
2. ) Agree or disagree: Between 1865 and 1940, most Americans lives improved. In your response, you should discuss which groups (economic, ethnic, and gender) benefitted the most and which benefitted the least. Discuss all relevant groups of people. Was life becoming fairer, healthier, and more interesting? Were there more opportunities? Explain with details.