Gilded Age

> Unit I Essay
> Within this unit, you have learned many things regarding the Gilded Age,
> while getting a quick peek into the Progressive Age. Based on this
> knowledge from the lecture and readings, identify the one event introduced
> in this post-Civil War era that you feel best represents Twain’s imagery of
> the “Gilded Age.” Explain your reasoning for this selection.
> The essay should focus on, but not be limited to the following:
>  Events surrounding the Native American assimilation efforts, specifically
> the Dawes Act.  Allude to how opportunities in mining and trade out West
> impacted values during the Gilded Age, or were impacted by values of the
> Gilded Age.  Examine the values that you learned within this unit
> regarding the Gilded Age, and evaluate how they impacted, or were impacted
> by, Manifest Destiny.
> Your response should be a minimum of 2 pages in length. You are required to
> use only source material deemed academically permissible for your response.
> All sources used, including textbooks, must be referenced; paraphrased and
> quoted material must have accompanying APA citations.

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