Assessment 3: In Your Own Words

Write an essay analyzing the role wood played in the American Industrial Revolution.

Fueling the Fires

Use the notes below to help you write a cohesive essay.

Paragraph 1: Take a stance.

Did wood play a significant role in the American Industrial Revolution? Why or why not?

Body: Provide evidence to support your argument.

Use each of the categories listed below to support your stance taken in Paragraph 1.

  1. Railroads and crossties
  2. Steamboats
  3. Technology
  4. U.S. population
  5. Supply and demand

Last Paragraph: Conclusion.

Restate your stance. Summarize your proof. State the long-term consequences of your argument on society.