Topic: the gilded age history essay


a) How did the nation developed during the Gilded Age?

b) What were some of the main reasons why the nation developed?

c) Why did the nation also struggle during the Gilded Age?

d) How did both industries and unions help the nation? How did they negatively impact the United States?

Step #2: Read/listen to Andrew Carnegie quote “The Gospel of Wealth.” Click the link below:

Carnegie Speaks: A Recording of the Gospel of Wealth*
*This source was found on the History Matters website.

Step #3: Write a summary related to Lesson One and “The Gospel of Wealth.” Address the points below in your summary:

a) Do you think the progress since the Gilded Age (e.g. technology) has been more beneficial than harmful to society? Or, does the allege improvements and convenience of progress merely created a false sense of security and superiority? Please explain.

b) Have people become more social and benevolent with the rise of technology and progress? Or, did growth of the nation and cities/suburbs as well as technology make it easier for people to remain distant and indifferent? Please explain.

c) What does Carnegie’s message seem to say? Do you agree or disagree with his ideas? Why or why not? Please explain.

d) How relevant are the people, events, changes, and other characteristics of the Gilded Age in the 21st century? Can you see the legacy left behind by Gilded Age business and union leaders? What can we do to continue some of the improvements that began or increased during the Gilded Age? Please explain.

Assignment Parameters:

a) 1 page

b) 12pt font

c) Times New Roman

d) Double spaced

e) 1 inch margins

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Academic level-Freshman (College 1st year)
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Language style-US English

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