Here is a modified DBQ with 2 docs from the Period 3 & 4 live stream on 4-16-20 at 9 PM EST. Try to come up with your own introductory paragraph (with Contextualization and a Thesis) as well as a body paragraph that includes Outside Evidence, Doc Usage, and Doc HIPP analysis.
Evaluate the extent to which economic changes impacted labor in the United States from 1800 to 1850.
Doc 1 - Source: Advertisement from Thomas Griggs, a South Carolina Slave Dealer, 1835.
Doc 2 - Source: Letters from a Lowell Mill Girl, 1844.
“…I went into the mill to work a few days after I wrote to you…There is…the carding room, where the cotton flies most, and the girls get the dirtiest. But this is easy, and the females are allowed to go out at night before the bell rings…The girls here are not contented; and there is no disadvantage to their situation which they do not perceive as quickly, and lament as loudly, as the sternest opponents of the factory system do…[t]he work here is not disagreeable. Not when one is accustomed to it. It tried my patience sadly at first, and does now when it does not run well; but, in general, I like it very much. It is easy to do, and does not require very violent exertion, as much of our farm work does…”
After you’ve submitted your response below, check out some exemplar paragraphs that we showed during the period 3/4 review live stream.