Christmas Project 2018
So students, how is it going?
Please pay attention to your topic sentences. They need to directly address the question and provide information that will be substantiated by the rest of your essay. Remember: only 1/2 page, typed, single-spaced for each short-answer essay.
Key themes to remember about these two chapters
The West deals with adaptation and technology (i.e. barbed wire, windmill, dry farming, silos); role of women as a significant aspect of the family economy (i.e. she was in charge of egg production, and work on the farm). Hence, women will often get the right to vote in western states long before the 19th Amendment (i.e. Wyoming, Iowa, California).
The New South is about Limited urbanization (i.e. growth of some cities), and industrialization (factory system). The largest business in America was the American Tobacco Company and cotton still remained as the major export of the South.
Finally, the reform efforts of the late-nineteenth century will pave the way for significant reform at the turn-of-the century. Woman suffrage, temperance movements, social gospel and the poor, anti-trust legislation, universal public education, environmental issues and national parks, along with the power of the press in social reform (i.e. Pulitzer and Hearst) will become key themes, led by Populists and Labor reformers of the late-nineteenth century.
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