Write a 1350 words , double-spaced paper in 12-point font that responds to this prompt:
“Beginning in the 1820s and the 1830s, the industrial revolution began to transform the United States – and, in doing so, also transformed the lives of American workers. What were the main changes and challenges that industrialization posed for American workers during this period? How did workers respond as they tried to defend their livelihoods in the face of these changes – and how successful were they?”
Your main tasks in this paper are:
1) to make a clear argument in response to the questions. Based on the readings, what are your answers to these questions? Think about what your answers are, and use these answers as claims (i.e., your “argument” ) that you state clearly and then elaborate on and explain throughout your paper, citing course readings.
2) display your understanding of the issues asked about in the questions through elaborating on your argument. As you explain why you think what you do, you should show your understanding of issues such as the early industrial revolution, its impacts on labor and work, and ways workers responded.
3) again, be sure to base your claims on the assigned readings, documents, and other materials covered in class (with an emphasis on the readings mentioned above). You don’t need to mention everything, but your papers must draw widely from course material, especially course readings.
You must include citations of readings and lectures.