Category Archives: Populist Era & Industrial Revolution

Plessy v Ferguson – Dissenting Opinion of Supreme Court Justice Harlan, primary source document with analysis questions

Click on the link below to download the primary source document, Supreme Court decision Plessy v Ferguson, dissenting opinion by Justice Harlan: plessy v ferguson primary source document dissenting opinion justice harlan Click on the link below to download analysis … Continue reading

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Karl Marx vs Adam Smith article with Analysis Questions

Article comparing the economic philosophies of Karl Marx and Adam Smith, the classic capitalism vs socialism arguments (Analysis questions included.) Click on the link to download article with analysis questions: Adam Smith vs Karl Marx article with analysis questions

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Dawes Act – Assimilation (1887) Primary Source Analysis Activity

Primary Source Activity: Excerpt of Dawes Act (1887) The Dawes Act was attempt by Congress to assimilate Native Americans into mainstream U.S. society by providing private land ownership and citizenship. Click on link to download primary source document. the-dawes-act – primary … Continue reading

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August Spies “To Arms, We Call you to Arms!” Chicago Haymarket Riots (1886) Primary Source Analysis

Labor protests at the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company led to violence at a rally in Haymarket Square in Chicago (1886). A labor organizer August Spies distributed the attached flyer for the protest rally. Click on the link below to download … Continue reading

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Opposition to Chinese Immigration (1878) Primary Source Activity

“The Chinese have now lived among us, in considerable numbers, for a quarter of a century, and yet they remain in separate, distinct from, and antagonistic to our people in thinking, mode of life, in tastes and principles, and are … Continue reading

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Italian Immigrant in Gilded Age America (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Now and then I had heard things about America that it was a far off country where everybody was rich and that Italians went there and made plenty of money, so that they could return to Italy and live in … Continue reading

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The Story of a Sweatshop Girl (1902) Primary Source Activity

“Aunt Fanny had always been anxious for me to get an education, as I did not know how to read or write, and she thought that was wrong. Schools are different in Poland from what they are in this country, … Continue reading

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