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In 1915, Henry Adams wrote that he felt completely unconnected and prepared for the machine age

In 1915, Henry Adams wrote that he felt
completely unconnected and prepared for the machine age. His youth and
early adulthood at Harvard and in politics did not give him an
“education” to allow him to understand the modern world. It moved too
fast with too many new businesses, technologies, and social relations.
At a certain point he retreated to his books and his bicycle,
overwhelmed by what the world had become.
Imagine you are Henry Adams. It is the 1890s and you feel
disillusioned by the world you now live in. What new piece of technology
would confuse you the most? Which development made the world the most
different from the 1850s? And how could you most easily cope with the
changes brought about by this technology?
Write a two-page, double-spaced paper that answers this question. Use
sources from the course and quotes properly cited in Chicago style.
Your paper is due at the end of the lesson.