Select any European city at the turn of the 20th century. Imagine you are a teenager finding the journals of your grandparents who lived in the same area around 50 years prior.
Consider what you learned about pivotal events that occurred in their lifetime in the region. How do they describe society around 1850? Describe how they interpreted political, economic, and social philosophies to have evolved during this time, as well as how they impacted new developments in the region. Be sure to consider their reactions to political connections to the growing urban centers. Discuss their thoughts on social ideas, urbanization, and economic circumstances including class, as well as their thoughts about imperialism.
Your response must be at least 300 words in length.