Analyze how the federal government policies affect America’s economic development in the Gilded Age?

Gilded Age

Based on your reading of Chapter 16 in the textbook, the primary source documents, and the online lessons, please share your views on ONE of the discussion topics.

1. How did the federal government policies affect America’s economic development in the Gilded Age? Were the effects positive or negative for the average American?

2. How do you evaluate the impact of the Dawes Act on Native Americans in the West?

Freedom’s Boundaries

Based on your reading of Chapter 17 in the textbook, the primary source documents, and the online lessons, please share your views on ONE of the discussion topics.

1. How did American leaders justify overseas expansion and ventures in the 1890s? Not all Americans agreed – how did some oppose to this policy?

2. How do you evaluate the successes and failures of Populism?