the period from Reconstruction

the period from Reconstruction

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper on the period from Reconstruction through widespread industrialization in the Western United States (approximate time period:

1865-1900.)

Your paper should cover the following:

Identify at least (2) two major historical turning points in the period under discussion.

Analyze the impact of the two (2) or more major historical turning points selected on America’s 1) current society, 2) economy, 3) politics, and 4) culture.

Student note: The requirements for the points listed above are separate from the rest of the assignment.

Describe at least two (2) ways the Reconstruction period may have been different if President Lincoln had not been assassinated.

Explain how industrialization and urbanization affected the life of the average working American during the period.

Give at least two (2) examples of how the federal and/or state courts and legislatures handed down decisions or passed laws during the period that served to

discriminate against non-white citizens and immigrants.

Include at least two (2) references (sources) other than the textbook. At least one (1) of your sources must be obtained from the collection of databases

accessible from the Learning Resources Center Web page. Generic encyclopedic Internet resources such as Wikipedia or Answers.com will not be considered acceptable.