Invention: Additional Information

The documents provide students with only fragments of evidence. Answers should include relevant information from beyond just the documents—information that students have gathered from their classroom study. The following list suggests some of the concepts, people, and events from outside learning that students might use in their essays.

Transportation (railroads, regulations)


Working conditions—child labor, no minimum wage

Populists to Progressives

Urbanization, sanitation, settlement houses, immigration

Unions (strikes)


Technical innovations

Trusts, antitrusts, monopolies

Assembly line, interchangeable parts

The Jungle

Carrie Nation


Sharecropping/tenant farming/lien