[Solved] HIST405N – Week 5 Discussion on Industrialization, Imperialism, and America’s Entry Into WWI




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Discussion – Initial Post Instructions

For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following categories representing minority groups during 1880-1914:

  • Women’s rights activists
  • African Americans
  • Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
  • Child workers
  • Great Plain Indians

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • Explain the socio-economic status and challenges of your minority groups at the turn of the century.
  • How did the Industrial Revolution affect your chosen minority groups?
  • Analyze how the Progressives brought reform to your selected minority groups. Do you find that the Progressives were successful in making government responsive and improve the conditions of your chosen minority group?

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 17 (section 17.4), 18 (section 18.3), 19 (sections 19.1, 19.2), 21 (sections 21.2, 21.4)
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)


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I chose Child workers and African Americans as the minority groups between 1880 and 1940. Starting with the socio-economic status and challenges, child workers were a common phenomenon for many industries at the turn of the century. Corbett et al., (2021) note that children were so prevalently used as workers that National Child Labor Committee (NCLC) pushed for legislation to ban this practice. The children had long working hours, worked in dangerous conditions, and got paid comparatively low wages. The physically strenuous work also affected their health and well-being. From the social perspective, children working was seen as a counter to the “sin of idleness” and encouraging the virtue of industry (Abbott, 1908).

On the other hand, African Americans……………….. [PURCHASE TO VIEW FULL SOLUTION].


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