Answer the following questions:
1. What factors promoted settlement of the West? Why did the unsettled West hold a particularly strong romantic appeal for Americans? How has the romantic vision of the frontier been perpetuated in American culture? Is it still promoted today? How?
2. Describe the evolution of the late 19th century corporation. What is horizontal and vertical integration? Give examples of each.
3. Explain the significance of the 1877 Railroad Strikes. How was the government involved? What did that imply for the future?
4. Explain what finally happened, including the last major battle, to the Plains Indians and the role the Dawes Act played in this outcome.
Please answer these four questions for total three pages. Do not write a comprehensive essay. The information should come from the Foner text and the recorded lectures.
The book: Foner Eric, Give Me Liberty, Single Volume (chapter 16 – America’s Gilded Age)
I will put recorded lectures in the attachment later.
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