The process of industrialization was one of the most transformational series of events in human history. Industrialization in the United States was also immensely consequential, eventually impacting virtually every aspect of modern life. 

Include the following in your project document as it relates to the Industrial Revolution:

  • Description of two (2) developments of industrialization that positively affected American lives or the United States in general
  • Description of  two (2) developments of industrialization that negatively affected American lives or the United States in general
  • An analysis of  whether or not industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of United States  

This research and analysis assignment requires that you use at least three academically acceptable sources from the AIUO library and elsewhere. Your sources must not include Wikipedia or other general encyclopedias. You should use the AIUO library as your primary source for research.

Format your response using APA document guidelines, to include a title page, abstract page, content, and reference page. Citations and references should use APA style standards.

This assignment will also be assessed using additional criteria provided here.

The following grading criteria will apply to this assignment:

Grading Criteria
35%Describe two (2) developments of the Industrial Revolution that positively affected the American lives or the United States in general. 
35%Describe two (2) developments of the Industrial Revolution that negatively affected American lives or the United States in general. 
25%Analyze whether or not industrialization was generally beneficial or detrimental to the lives of Americans and the history of United States.
5%Properly utilize the university’s citation standards for attribution and format.At least three academically acceptable sources are required. Requirement includes use of APA document format, with title page, abstract page, content, and reference page.

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 Discussion Board

Throughout history, commercial and economic concerns have tremendously influenced the development of culture and politics in countries throughout the world. Analyze how cultural and political developments of the United States were similarly influenced by the listed economic and commercial concerns.

Since America’s independence, vast differences have existed from region to region. Consider how the historical antebellum developments of the more urban and commercial North and the more rural and agricultural South led to differences in the culture, political parties, and ethnic and racial perspectives of the two regions.

Part 1

  • How did historical regional differences affect the development of political structures in the United States?

Part 2

  • What examples do you see in current times of how these events affected the U.S. development of culture and society?

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