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The U.S. Economy Between 1877 until WWII
This paper discusses the economy and the role of the U.S. federal government between 1877 and World War II.
# 117474 | 994 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper describes the economic shift that ensued in the US after the Civil War as a result of the industrial revolution. The paper examines the expansion of the role of big business in this new economy and describes legislation that was passed by the government, which ultimately stimulated economic growth in the years to follow. The paper also discusses the growth of business as well as the Great Depression and the legislation that followed.

From the Paper:

"After the Civil War and during the Reconstruction era, the Federal government passed several acts that encouraged Americans to move westward across the country (U.S. History, 158). The Homestead Act gave land directly toAmerican citizens, while the Morril Land-Grant gave land to the states that was eventually given to settlers. The railroad acts of 1862 and 1864 encouraged expansion as well. Life on the western plains was difficult, but encouraged by the United States Department of Agriculture established in 1863 that helped farmers with their difficulties. Farmers were able to capitalize on the new mechanical machines like plows and thrashers. During this time, the U. S. became the primary producer of food for the world, a position that they still hold in the world today."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Armstrong, Stephen, and Edward McBride. A.P U.S. History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004.
  • Stanley, George. The Great Depression and World War II: 1929-1949. New York: World Almanac Library, 2002.

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