Discuss the positive and negative social consequences of the “American Industrial Revolution.”
What benefits accrued from the rapid rise in the economic status of the United States, what were
its social costs, and how do you weigh the balance between them?
the interrelationship of the rise of heavy industry, rapid urbanization, immigration, and
the expansion of the industrial workforce
widening economic disparity between classes in American society
worker unrest and the rise of labor unions
Social Darwinism’s emphasis on individualism and competition