Economic Approaches In The Age Of Industrialization

In Assignment 2, we ask you to choose one of two topic choices listed below on the subject of economic change and innovation in the period of the late 1800s and early 1900s, then use the Writing Guide provided in Blackboard to write a paper on the subject. One topic is on the individual level of pioneering entrepreneurs of the period, who developed distinctive strategies for the production and marketing of very different parts types of products. The other topic is on the macro level, exploring successful and unsuccessful government attempts to shape and regulate the changing industrial economy of the period.

As you prepare and brainstorm your paper, first read and review what our Schultz textbook covers on the subject. Then, consider the other sources listed with each topic below. It is important that you review these sources carefully because you must use a minimum of three sources (from the list below) to write your paper.

Be sure to review the other help (documents or video) provided by your instructor. For information on the SWS format, see the “Strayer Writing Standards” tab on the course menu.

TOPIC CHOICE ONE: Innovative Entrepreneurs – Walker and Ford

Here you will focus on the business approaches of Madame C. J. Walker and Henry Ford. Both developed innovative and successful approaches in a time of rapid economic change. You will compare them in the way they started their respective businesses and the key innovative features that made each successful. One might find virtues, problems, and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in strategies of later leaders and related issues even today.

Sources: Schultz, p. 396-7 (only Ford is discussed in our textbook). For Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919), see https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/100-amazing-facts/madam-walker-the-first-black-american-woman-to-be-a-self-made-millionaire/. For Henry Ford, see https://www.history.com/topics/inventions/henry-ford.

TOPIC CHOICE TWO: Government Economic Policies – Hits and Misses

Here you will choose two historical examples from the following list: Prohibition; Hawley-Smoot Tariff; Sherman Antitrust Act; Pure Food and Drug Act; Federal Trade Commission; Civilian Conservation Corps; Agricultural Adjustment Act; the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act. These are examples of government economic intervention or economic policy in the long period from 1870 to 1940. These might be thought of as burdensome government interference or as needed government regulation, depending on the example and one’s thinking on those things. For your paper, you will explore and describe each of your two examples, its historical context, and the reasons it arose. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in examples in our current economy today.

Sources: Schultz, p. 362-4, 367, 401-2, 417, 425-9, 432. Besides the textbook, use any two of these sources that you think relevant to your paper: http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/impact_factory.htm

http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/attack_meatpackers.htm and https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1884hdlloyd.asp.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Use the Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) . The format is different than other formats like APA. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.
  • Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font, Calibri, Arial, or Courier (size 10, 11, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and sources must follow SWS format. You must have a Sources list at the end; each source listed must also be cited in the body of the paper with an in-text citation.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 500-to-800 words in length. The 500 minimum is firm; you really have not adequately developed the paper if less than that. The 800 maximum is a loose guideline. The body of the paper is to be double-spaced. Typically, if you follow these instructions, the body of your paper will be 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pages in length; add a page for your title page and another for your sources list and that then gets to 4-1/2-to 5-1/2. But the length requirement is evaluated by word count.

The paper must be submitted (uploaded and attached) in the course shell provided online.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Discuss events after 1865 in terms of social and economic conditions that caused corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.

Assignment 2: Economic Approaches in the Age of Industrialization (1870-1940)

 

History 105: Due Week 6 and worth 120 points (Dr. Stansbury)

Submission deadline: 9am Eastern Time; Monday, August 17

 

In Assignment 2, we ask you to choose one of two topic choices listed below on the subject of economic change and innovation in the period of the late 1800s and early 1900s, then use the Writing Guide provided in Blackboard to write a paper on the subject. One topic is on the individual level of pioneering entrepreneurs of the period, who developed distinctive strategies for the production and marketing of very different types of products. The other topic is on the macro level, exploring successful and unsuccessful government attempts to shape and regulate the changing industrial economy of the period.

As you prepare and brainstorm your paper, first read and review what our Schultz textbook covers on the subject. Then, consider the other sources listed with each topic below. It is important that you review these sources carefully because you must use a minimum of three sources (from the list below) to write your paper. Besides this instruction sheet and the Writing Guide, be sure to review the other helps (documents or video) provided by your instructor. For information on the SWS format, see the “Strayer Writing Standards” tab on the lower left of your Blackboard course shell.

TOPIC CHOICE ONE: Innovative Entrepreneurs—Walker and Ford

Here you will focus on the business approaches of Madame C. J. Walker and Henry Ford. Both developed innovative and successful approaches in a time of rapid economic change. You will compare them in the way they started their respective businesses and the key innovative features that made each successful. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in strategies of later leaders and related issues even today. For this topic you must use the Schultz text as one of your sources—and at least two of the other sources listed below. See page 2 of the SOURCES AND TIPS sheet.

 

 Sources: Schultz, p. 396–7 (only Ford is discussed in our textbook). For Madam C. J. Walker (1867–1919), see  http://www.madamcjwalker.com/bios/madam-c-j-walker/ [now at http://madamcjwalker.com/about/ ]; and  https://www.pbs.org/wnet/african-americans-many-rivers-to-cross/history/100-amazing-facts/madam-walker-the-first-black-american-woman-to-be-a-self-made-millionaire/  . For Henry Ford, see  https://www.history.com/topics/inventions/henry-ford .

TOPIC CHOICE TWO: Government Economic Policies—Hits and Misses

Here you will choose two historical examples from the following list: Prohibition; Hawley-Smoot Tariff; Sherman Antitrust Act; Pure Food and Drug Act; Federal Trade Commission; Civilian Conservation Corps; Agricultural Adjustment Act; the Wagner Act, and the Social Security Act. These are examples of government economic intervention or economic policy in the long period from 1870 to 1940. These might be thought of as burdensome government interference or as needed government regulation, depending on the example and one’s thinking on those things. For your paper, you will explore and describe each of your two examples, its historical context, and the reasons it arose. One might find virtues, problems and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in examples in our current economy today. For this topic you must use the Schultz textbook as a key source. In addition, you must use two other sources—either from the list below or from the university’s online library. See page 3 of the SOURCES AND TIPS sheet.

 

Sources: Schultz, p. 362–4, 367, 401–2, 417, 425–9, 432. Besides the textbook (required), use any two of these sources that you think relevant to your paper—or two sources from the university library:

 http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/impact_factory.htm ; and

http://college.cengage.com/history/wadsworth_9781133309888/unprotected/ps/attack_meatpackers.htm  ; and  https://sourcebooks.fordham.edu/mod/1884hdlloyd.asp . [instructions continue on next page]

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Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

· Use  Strayer Writing Standards (SWS) . The format is different than other formats like APA. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

· Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font, Calibri, Arial, or Courier (size 10, 11, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and sources must follow SWS format. You must have a Sources list at the end; each source listed must also be cited in the body of the paper with an in-text citation. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

· The preferred file software is Microsoft Word (part of MS-Office). Alternatively, a student can use Windows’ WordPad (not NotePad) or OpenOffice. (Please do not submit files in .pdf format or Apple’s Pages or Google docs.)

· Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required assignment page length.

· The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 500-to-800 words in length. The 500 minimum is firm; you really have not adequately developed the paper if less than that. The 800 maximum is a loose guideline. The body of the paper is to be double-spaced. Typically, if you follow these instructions, the body of your paper will be 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pages in length—add a page for your title page and another for your sources list and that then gets to 4-1/2-to 5/1/2. But, the length requirement is evaluated by word count.

The paper must be submitted (uploaded and attached) in the course shell provided online.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

· Discuss events after 1865 in terms of social and economic conditions that caused corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.

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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. [grading rubric is below on the next 2 pages]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic/organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric. [rubric is here on page 3 and continues to p. 4]

Points: 120 Assignment 2: Economic Approaches in the Age of Industrialization (1870-1940)
Criteria  

Exemplary

100% A

Proficient

85% B

 

Fair

75% C

Meets Minimum Expectations

65% D

 

Unacceptable

0% F

1. Introduction: Identify the two different peoples or policies that you will discuss. Describe what you will cover in the paper.

Weight: 10%

Thoroughly and clearly introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper. Satisfactorily introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper. Partially introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper. Insufficiently introduced your paper by identifying the two different people or policies that you will discuss and describing what you will cover in the paper Poor or no introduction. Did not identify the two different people or policies that you will discuss. Did not describe what you will cover in the paper.
2. History and Issues: Describe the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

Weight: 30%

Thoroughly and coherently described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy. Used persuasive reasoning or clear examples. Satisfactorily described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.

 

Partially described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy. Insufficiently described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy. Did not submit or incompletely described the background and key developments or successes of each innovator or policy.
3. Comparison: Evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

Weight: 15%

Thoroughly and clearly evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history. Used persuasive reasoning or clear examples. Satisfactorily evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.  Partially evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history. Insufficiently evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.

 

Did not submit or incompletely evaluated what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each innovator or policy, and the impact of each in that period of history.
4. Conclusion: Identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

Weight: 15%

Thoroughly and effectively identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.

 

Satisfactorily identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today. Partially identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today. Insufficiently identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today. Did not submit or incompletely identified similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues today.
5. Used the MINIMUM of three sources, drawing from the list provided. The class text is one of the sources used. Sources are listed at the end and matching in-text citations are used.

Weight: 10%

Meets at least the minimum number of required sources; all sources high quality choices. Sources are listed at the end and also cited in the body of the paper. Solid research is evident. Meets minimum number of required sources; most sources come from the list provided. Does not meet the required number of sources; some sources poor quality choices or not from the list provided. Does not meet the required number of sources; Insufficient on the reference list or in-text citations.

 

No sources provided.

 

6. Writing and Presentation:

Used good grammar. Presentation shows clarity, reason, and critical thinking with proper writing mechanics. SWS format is used for reference entries, in-text citations, paper layout, and organization. Instructions followed.

Weight: 20%

0–2 errors. 3–4 errors.

 

5–6 errors. 7–8 errors. More than 8 errors present.

 

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