1: Did the upper classes and lower classes fight in WWI with the same expectations? Which Americans, if any, benefited from the war? Did anyone protest the war? If so, who, why, and how?
Option 2: Did the labor movements of the Gilded Age and Progressive succeed in improving the live of the working classes. If yes, how? If not, why?
Option 3: In light of the Plessy vs. Ferguson Decision, did the 14th Amendment provide the promised “new Birth of freedom.” What other events in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era support your conclusion.
Your paper should be at least three pages (that means to the bottom of the third page). It must be double spaced and typed in 12 point Times New Roman font. Begin with a strong thesis statement followed by relevant evidence from the readings and lectures. Cite Foner as (Foner pg.#); cite the Zinn documents by the author of the document of title if the author is anonymous, for example (Ginsburg 454); and cite the presentations/lectures as Colling + lecture/slide #, e.g. (Colling 5/42). Use at least three primary documents for evidence. These can be found in Zinn. They are your choice, but you must use the primary documents as significant sources to make your case. At the end of the essay, in one or two sentences, tell me why you chose these documents. Do not plagiarize. If you use any sources other than Foner, Zinn, or the presentations, you will fail the exam (0 points).