Post Civil War Life

From 1865 through the 1910s, poor people, racial minorities, immigrants, working-class women, and women in general (often people were parts of 3, 4, or all 5 groups), did not always have the same opportunities and freedoms as wealthier people and those who were white. Describe what it was like for these group in the United States over this period.

Explain their rights, their jobs, place in society, treatment by bosses, the government, the wealthy.

What did they do to try to improve their lives? In what ways were they successful and in what ways were they unsuccessful? Why?

How did institutions like government, corporations, unions, granges, political parties, and private charities impact, improve, or hurt their lives?

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