AMH Midterm Exam Study Guide

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Jared Childress Victoria Stewart American History II 3/16/2018 AMH 2020 American History II Midterm Exam Directions: Please answer one of the essay questions for the exam. Please construct an essay response of 500 to 700 words for each of the two questions. Provide several examples to support your answer. Each response should include at least five examples to support your response. Your answers should be complete and comprehensive. You may cite or reference lecture content, information from the course PowerPoints, and videos shown during class. What do these examples show us? Be specific, clear, and concise. Midterm responses are to be submitted to the dropbox on D2L by March 13, 2018 by 11:59PM(CST) . No late work will be accepted. No work will be permitted via email. Students will be allowed to handwrite their responses during the midterm exam class period ( March 13, 2018 ), but these responses must be submitted by the end of our regular class period. Students must write their responses during the exam time on the paper provided by the instructor. This exam time will be treated as an open period. Students will receive extra credit points for attending this period, which will be added to their exam scores. Students are asked to be quiet without disrupting others when the use this time to complete their work. Students will be asked to leave if they are disrupted. Students asked to leave will not be able to retain the extra credit points they received. 1) Pick a captain of industry (Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller , or J.P. Morgan). Describe their industry and their ability to dominate that industry. How do these captains reflect this period of US history, and how did Progressive era reforms change their industry? Industrialization remains a huge recognition as a boost to the US economy. Energy, to be specific, played a major role in driving other activities that ensured prosperity at large. At the center of this industry was John D. Rockefeller, an individual who, with his standard oil company, magnified the use of oil for illumination, street lighting as well as other notable oil uses. He established the Standard Oil Company in 1870. His contribution in oil refining, before, during and after the gilded age cannot be overlooked 1 . In the 1850s, the prospects of oil mining and refining were largely overlooked by many investors due to a lack of knowledge on its uses as well as how expensive it was to refine. In the 1860s, however, many individuals flocked northwest Pennsylvania with the hope of making the best out of mining the precious commodity. Rockefeller, an individual whose love for business was undoubtedly high invested in oil refining after being intrigued by the enormous wastes
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