Assignment 1

HIST 1302 BAQUERA

ONLINE ASSIGNMENT ONE

Remember to submit it in the format requirements—font size, heading, margins, etc.—as described in the Syllabus.

Be sure to use your own words. Plagiarized assignments receive an automatic zero for that assignment.

The assignment should consist of your responses to the questions below; please don’t include the original assignment itself and expect that to count as part of the essay—your own words should be at least two to two-and-a-half pages long. You can write more if you want to but it must be that minimum length.

Remember to send all assignments in Microsoft Word.

After reading Chapter 16, America’s Gilded Age, 1870-1890, in the textbook, do the following:

Go to the following websites:
http://www.kancoll.org/books/mccoy/mcchap02.htm
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044087511929&view=1up&seq=5&skin=2021

In a two to two-and-a-half page essay:

1) Explain the circumstances that led to the rise of the Cattle Kingdoms or Cattle Bonanza as described in your textbook;

2) Describe the business and economic problems faced by the cattlemen as described by McCoy in the first website;

3) For the second site/document, read chapter 1, The Cattle Country of the Far West, fourteen pages;
discuss Theodore Roosevelt’s description in “Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail” about how the cowboys’ life has changed by 1886;

4) Literature, dime novels, movies, and television have romanticized and mythologized the cowboys and their way of life. How do you see them? Are they larger-than-life people or hard-working people whose life has been taken out of proportion? Explain

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