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Homework Sheet Thursday, January 18 Read pages 395-400 in your textbook and answer the following points for mastery. - Evaluate the rapid growth of railroads and the resulting opportunities and problems during the late 1800s. - What factors contributed to industrial growth in the late nineteenth century? - What was the impact of railroads on the American economy? Friday, January 19 Read pages 400-405 in your textbook and answer the following points for mastery. - Understand how John D. Rockefeller acquired his domination of the petroleum industry. - Explain the role of Thomas Edison in American technology. - Describe the impact of Andrew Carnegie in the establishment of the American steel industry. - Detail the importance of technological developments in the railroad, steel, petroleum, telephone, and electric light industries. Monday, January 23 Read pages 405-410 in your textbook and answer the following points for mastery. - Evaluate the traditional support for free enterprise along with the desire for government regulation of business a century ago. - What different approaches were taken by reformers and critics of big business? - Explain the ideas of Henry George, Edward Bellamy, and Henry Lloyd. - Understand the basic premise of Marxian socialism espoused by such thinkers as Daniel DeLeon. Tuesday, January 24 Read pages 410-414 in your textbook and answer the following points for mastery. - Explain how and why government came to regulate railroads and trusts. - Understand the conditions that gave rise to the need for labor unions. - What was the role of the courts in shaping government regulation of business? - List several key labor strikes in the late 19 th century.

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