Frontier Myth Affect American Immigration Into the Far West Discussion
Choose ONE of the following and answer in a complete essay. Your essay MUST be a minimum of one page, single-spaced in 10 pt. Times Roman font. Do not use a header on your paper. Your essay is worth 100 pts.
Discuss the relationship between Industrialization, immigration and urbanization in the late 19th century. How did each of these influence each other?
What were the effects of industrialization and urbanization on the working class, middle class and elite class in American society? How do you think this time period (1870 to 1900) influenced gender roles and stereotypes into the late 20th century?
Discuss the causes and justifications of Imperialism. In your opinion, how did Imperialism impact both the Imperialist countries and their colonies? Was Imperialism positive or negative force in both American and global history?
How did the myth of the “frontier” affect American immigration into the Far West, and shape American stereotypes about the “Wild West”? What insights can you view about the American character and how Americans see themselves from these stereotypes?
Given the broad scope of Progressivism, do you consider the movement a success or failure? Explain.