Industrialization, Imperialism, and America Entry Into WWI
Read/review the following resources for this activity:
Textbook: Chapter 17 (section 17.4), 18 (section 18.3), 19 (sections 19.1, 19.2), 21 (sections 21.2, 21.4)
Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)
Initial Post Instructions
For the initial post, pick two (2) of the following categories representing minority groups during 1880-1914:
Women’s rights activists
Immigrants from southern and eastern Europe
Great Plain Indians
Then, address the following for your selections:
Explain the socio-economic status and challenges of your minority groups at the turn of the century.
How did the Industrial Revolution affect your chosen minority groups?
Analyze how the Progressives brought reform to your selected minority groups. Do you find that the Progressives were successful in making government responsive and improve the conditions of your chosen minority group?
Industrialization, Imperialism, and America Entry into WWI
Socio-Economic Status and Challenges of Minority Groups
For the initial post, I pick great plain Indian and African Americans. These groups represented between 1880 and 1914 marked a progressive era where the United States was experiencing key political and social reforms (OpenStax, 2019). The social-economic status of the African Americans is that many of them belonged to a low class and lived in ghettos. Racial discrimination still was happening; therefore, there were estates for whites and others for African Americans. Also, they allowed working for lower wages. Indians of the Plains, on the other hand, lived in the Great Plains area of the country. The significance of their religious ceremonies, buffalos, their warfare, and the use of tepees is well-known for this particular Indian group of culture. Cheyenne, Comanche, Dakota, and Sioux are the four tribes in this culture. Great Plains conditions were hard, the soil was dry and unproductive, making the cultivation more difficult. Their survival was defined by buffalo hunting, and they acquired most foods and materials from these animals. They followed the nomadic way of living accordingly.
How Industrial Revolution Affected the Minority Groups
During the Industrial Revolution, majority of the Great Plain Indians and African Americans were able to reap benefits significantly from many improved business opportunities (Stoll, 2020). Propagation of United States industry to the west impacted plains culture in various ways, counting buffalo’s extermination. However, to free the African Americans from the South, the industrial revolution played an important role. Most whitish individuals would never treat them equally.
How Progressives Brought Reform to Selected Minority Groups
Since the society was subjected in progress, the leading American society incorporated a racial discrimination reform in African Americans and Great Plain Indians who were intentionally overlooked through education, housing, policies, jobs, medicine, etc. Thus, the minority group state remained tough, making the criminal justice system target those discriminating, sending them into prison to end discrimination amongst others. The progressives similarly succeeded in responding and refining the situation of the Great Plain Indians and Americans by the government (OpenStax, 2019). They encouraged abolition of racism in the interests of Great Plain Indians and African-Americans.
OpenStax. (2019). U.S. history. OpenStax CNX. Retrieved from httgs://firstname.lastname@example.org:gMXC1 GEM@7/lntroduction
Stoll, S. (2020). Agriculture and the Environment. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of American History. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199329175.013.410