Thesis Statement On Industrialization After The Civil War

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Justin Papantonopoulos
HIS 105
Assignment 1.1: Industrialization after the Civil War
Professor Alan Rogers
Saturday, October 21, 2017

Part 1: Thesis statement.
Industrialization after the Civil War shaped the world through new economic, political, personal and foreign affair views that changed American and its people forever.
Part 2: Outline of the main points for assignment 1.2
I. Introduction
a. Get the reader’s attention by making an intriguing statement or engaging the reader through a question about industrialization after the Civil War.
b. Include my thesis statement on industrialization after the Civil War.
II. Body
a. Talk about 3 major aspects of industrialization between 1865 and 1920.
i. Major changes to how people …show more content…

Cultural Differences and life during the revolution.
1. The wealthy vs. the poor.
a. Stark differences between very wealthy businessmen and politicians and how they contrast to the overwhelming poor workforce.
2. The birth of the middle class.
a. Comfort vs. wealth. Small business owners, managers, etc.
3. Agricultural workers.
a. Industrialization helped to automate farming, but “middle-men” along with consumers were profiting rather than the farmer.
4. Native Americans
a. Western settlements ended Indian lifestyles.
i. Americans slaughtered herds of buffalo. ii. Soldiers sent to kill Indians. iii. Government forced Indians on reservations.
5. Immigrants
a. Poverty stricken countries overseas sent immigrants to the United States.
b. Industrial boom meant a need for more workers.
c. Abundance of natural resources, new technology, railroads, and low-cost transportation, meant the need for mass labor and increase of immigrant hope to build a new life.
III. Closing – Discuss how the industrial revolution changed the way of life for Americans forever. Immigrants played an important role in the development of our Country and how we destroyed a way of life for countless American Indians. This was an important time in our Nation’s

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