Part 1 Questions:
1. What do Documents 1, 2, and 3 each reveal about the social and economic changes experienced by many Americans during the Gilded Age (1865-1900)? Compare the experiences of each author.2. How do the documents and the video reflect the growing racial, ethnic, gender, and economic inequality during the Gilded Age? What surprised you most about the conditions described in the video?
3. How does the image reflect the way many Americans perceived the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity? How do those perceptions relate to the experiences described in the documents and the video?
American Experience: New York (2003), episode 3 – (you ONLY need to watch from minute 1:20:45 to 1:31:34 in the video)