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In a short paragraph (12 point font, double-spaced, minimum seven sentences), answer the following question:
The 20th century was an era of tremendous social change in the United States (and around the world). Last week’s assignment had us look at how people’s relationship with the government changed. But what other ways did Americans lives change? What were the three most significant differences between life at the start of the century compared to today?
For each change, provide one specific example (three total) from the readings and lectures from the first three weeks that help to explain how these changes came to be. (Some topics to consider: Where/how did people live their home lives? What rights did different groups claim and fight for? What technology did people have access to? How did they spend their money?)
Your answer should be entirely your own. Do not work in groups or copy off of online sources without proper citation. When citing from course material, reference either the chapter or lecture number.
A general rubric: 5 points for structure (5 for seven sentences including a clear thesis, 4 for five sentences/seven sentences without proper formatting, etc…), 5 points for each significant change in 20th century life (5 for a clear descriiption of change with a specific example, 4 for a descriiption with a more vague example, 3 for a descriiption without an example, 2 for a bad descriiption of change, 1 for an incorrect descriiption).