DBQ #5 Hints Topic #1 – The time era is 1869-1900…how positive was the impact of the railroad industry on the new nation anyway???? 1979:To what extent and for what reasons did the policies of the federal government from 1865 to 1900 violate the principles of laissez-faire, which advocated minimal government intervention in the economy? Consider with specific reference to the following three areas of policy: railroad land grants, control of interstate commerce, and antitrust activities. Topic #2 – The time era is 1875-1900…do unions (organized labor) achieve success…do they meet their goals…mmmm? 2000:How successful was organized labor in improving the position of workers in the period
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