History of the united states since 1865

Immigration Restriction League
Russell Conwell
Dawes Act
Part Two: Essay
Choose 1 of the following 2 questions. Part Two is worth 70 points. Your essay should be an argument: it should have a thesis, evidence, and be structured to best answer the question at hand. Remember to cite any information from another source with a parenthetical citation – this means (author, page number) or (Sheflin, lecture title).

W.E.B. Du Bois said of Reconstruction: “the slave went free; stood a brief moment in the sun; then moved back again toward slavery.” Is this a fair assessment of Reconstruction? If so, then provide evidence and analysis to support your perspective. If not, then how would you judge the period and why?
It is undeniable that industrial capitalism influenced American history to a remarkable degree. Yet, many found reason to criticize industrialization, the accumulation of wealth in the hands of the few, and the laissez-faire approach that typified the Gilded Age. Identify at least 2 individuals or groups who formulated such criticisms. Who were they? What did they propose? Were they successful in realizing their goals? Why or why not?

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