Economic Approaches in the Age of Industrialization

Economic Approaches in the Age of Industrialization

Here you will focus on the business approaches of Madame C. J. Walker and Henry Ford. Both developed innovative and successful approaches in a time of rapid economic change. You will compare them in the way they started their respective businesses and the key innovative features that made each successful. One might find virtues, problems, and successes associated with both. You might see elements of each in strategies of later leaders and related issues even today.


In your five paragraph essay using this Writing Guide, use the Schultz class text and at least two of the other sources provided for the topic you chose. Note, you need to include a list of Sources at the end (next page below); also you must cite each of those sources in the body of your paper with short in-text citations. Be sure to review the instruction sheet for Assignment 2. Also, see the help sheet called “Sources and Tips for Assignment 2”. That help sheet also explains about length and provides other tips.


In your introduction section, cover the information listed in the bullets below. Your introductionshould be one paragraph in length:

  • Identify the two different people or government programs that you will discuss; provide relevant date(s) or time frames.
  • Describe what you will cover in the paper.


In two paragraphs, do the following:

For Topic Choice One: Describe briefly the background of each person’s early struggles or success at business development and the motivations. Describe key innovations in strategy that led to success. Devote one paragraph to each person and strategy.

For Topic Choice Two: Describe briefly the background of each government program and what motivated its proposal and passage. Describe the impact of each program on the economy. Devote one paragraph to each program and strategy.


In your comparison paragraph, evaluate what you see as the strengths and weaknesses of each, and the impact of each in that period of history. Explain which approach you favor and why.


In your conclusion paragraph, identify similar issues or approaches that developed later, and any similar issues or approaches today.






Sources: Schultz, p. 396-7 (only Ford is discussed in our textbook). For Madam C. J. Walker (1867-1919), see For Henry Ford, see


  • Be typed, double spaced between lines, using Times New Roman font, Calibri, Arial, or Courier (size 10, 11, or 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and sources must follow SWS format. You must have a Sources list at the end; each source listed must also be cited in the body of the paper with an in-text citation.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the Sources page are not included in the required assignment page length.
  • The body of the paper should be five paragraphs and a total of 700-to-800 words in length. The 700 minimum is firm; you really have not adequately developed the paper if less than that. The 800 maximum is a loose guideline. The body of the paper is to be double-spaced. Typically, if you follow these instructions, the body of your paper will be 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 pages in length; add a page for your title page and another for your sources list and that then gets to 4-1/2-to 5-1/2. But the length requirement is evaluated by word count.
  • From instruction sheet—- Sources: Schultz, p. 396–7 (only Ford is discussed in our textbook). For Madam C. J. Walker (1867–1919), see ; [ now at] and . For Henry Ford, see But don’t cite these this way; see below for proper form. ————–The SWS style in-text citations in the body of your paper would look something like these: (Schultz, 1, p. #). (Bundles, 2). (Gates, 3). (, 4). The SWS style list of sources at the end of your paper would look something like this, though the order may vary:Sources1. Kevin M. Schultz. 2018. HIST: Volume 2: U.S. History since 1865. 5th ed. 2. A’Lelia Bundles. n.d. Madam C. J. Walker: A Brief Biographical Essay. H. L. Gates. n.d. Madam Walker, the First Black American Woman to Be a Self-Made Millionaire. 4. Editors. June 6, 2019. Henry Ford.


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