For this Board, you can answer either Part A or Part B.
A) Chapter 10 presents information about a number of changes in the American family, for example, men leaving their homes to work in factories and the change in the family as an economic unit. Mothers increasingly became responsible for raising children and became the custodial parent as opposed to the father. The middle class expands and mothers tend to stay home with their children while fathers leave the house to work and earn an income. Pick any issue or person or event from this Unit (Chapter 10 of Brinkley and the Unit 10 lecture) and comment on it.
B) The chapter also presents information about the growth of industry and corporations, the increase of immigration to the United States, the growth of cities, as well as changes in transportation and communication. There are, in other words, many topics and issues that are discussed in this chapter. In addition, as always, we meet people including Peter Cooper, Elias Howe, Isaac Singer, and Cyrus McCormick. We also meet thousand and thousands of immigrants who come to our country. Perhaps some one in your family came to this country during this time period. You are to pick any one issue or person from this chapter (which includes the lecture notes) and comment on it and discuss it.
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