Assignment : World War II through the 1970s
Write a three to four 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 two major historical turning points in the period under discussion.
Describe at least two 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 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 nonwhite citizens and immigrants.