Capitalism, Industry, and Immigration

Topic 1: What are potential benefits and detriments of both laissez-faire capitalism and Marxism/socialism? Incorporating material from the module and additional basic research, explain at least one event involving unconstrained capitalism during the late 19th century and its consequences.

Topic 2: How was the United States a “nation of immigrants” during the second half of the 19th century? Choose an ethnic or cultural group of your interest and, using material discovered through basic research, present a brief historical summary of their immigration and contributions to American culture.