1)Read Chapter 17, sections 1c, 2d, 2e, and all of section 3. Based upon the circumstances at the time, were Rockefeller’s business practices justified? How did other captains of industry (Carnegie, Morgan, Vanderbilt, etc.) conduct business in the late 19th century? What were the negative consequences of their actions? How did government and labor respond?
2)Read chapter 17, sections 4c-4f. What issues did labor unions attempt to resolve in the early 1900’s? How successful were they at resolving these issues? Why was there such a struggle between business and labor? Why was it so difficult for them to come together? Why were strikes so violent? (Not being recognized, the issues they were trying to resolve, etc.) How did labor unions improve the working conditions for American workers?
Using resources from the Topic 4 Readings, including your textbook, materials provided by your instructor through class discussion, and materials from the GCU Library Guide for HIS-144 US History Themes, complete the assignment worksheet. Each answer to the questions should be reflect the question of either 100-200 or 150-200 words ; and, include citations for each question formatted using the APA Style Guide. The overall assignment must include three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Each response should show good writing mechanics, grammar, formatting, and proper citations at the end of each question/response.
Explain Henry Clay’s American System. (50-100 words)
2.Discuss America’s transportation revolution in the first half of the 1800s. Briefly cover the importance of roads, canals, railroads, and steamboats to the young nation’s economy. (100-200 words)
3.Identify two major industries of America’s Industrial Revolution after the Civil War. What made the men who controlled them so successful? (150-200 words)
4.Explain the origins and growth of early labor unions in the United States. In what way did they change America? (150-200 words)