For Essay 1 , you will write a response to one of the following questions:
- Art and Architecture: What are the values and priorities expressed by these styles? They all have something in common despite the visual differences — what is it? (Keep in mind that this was the period of America’s greatest growth, and also the time of its greatest trauma, the Civil War.)
- Or, you may write your own question, with the advanced approval of your instructor.
How did government policy affect America’s economic development in the Gilded Age? Were the effects positive or negative for the average American?