HIS 206 Week 1 DQ 2


Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2


Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.


The   Industrial Revolution


Prepare: Read Chapters 1 and 2 in your textbook and watch The American Industrial   Revolution.


Reflect: Consider how the rise of big business and industrial   capitalism affected different groups of Americans and how those groups   responded to these developments. Reflect on the socioeconomic changes that   occurred in the United States in the last half of the 1800s.


Write: Based on your textbook and the assigned video, answer the   following questions:  What were the most        revolutionary social and economic developments of the last quarter of        the nineteenth century? What role did government play        in these developments? How did your chosen group        respond to those changes, and how effective were their responses?

   Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Be sure to mention   your chosen group in the subject line of your post. Provide specific examples   to support your points. Your references and citations must be formatted   according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.


Respond to Peers: By Day 7, respond in a substantive manner to at least two   of your classmates’ posts which focus on a different group than your own.   Each response should be at least 100 words.

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