Slavery vs. Indentured Servitude

  • -Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies.
  • -Describe in what ways the practice of slavery was different between each colonial region in British North America.
  • -Analyze the differences between slaves and indentured servants.

World War I / Treaty of Versailles

Address the corresponding questions/prompts for the topic of World War I . Use at least one (1) documented example of the corresponding primary source in your writing (Attached PDF resource).

Then, address the following:

  • Trace the origins of World War I, and assess if the world war was inevitable in 1914?
  • Explain if it was possible for the United States to maintain neutrality in World War I. If yes, explain how. If no, explain why not.
  • Analyze if the United States should have entered World War I to make the world safe for democracy.
  • Analyze if the Treaty of Versailles was a fair and effective settlement for lasting world peace.
  • Explain if the United States Senate should have approved of the Treaty of Versailles.

 

 

Journal Entry

 

Required Resources-review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Please include this book-Corbet, S. P., Volker, J., Lund, J. M., Pfannestie, T., Waskiewicz, S., & Vickery, P. (2014). U.S History. Houston, Texas: OpenStax
  • Review lessons as needed

Instructions-For this activity, reflect on the course content and address the following:

  • Identify and elaborate on one or two lessons you have learned from our study of United States history that affect you today in your daily life and/or work.
  • Provide advice to the next group of students who will be taking this course.
    • How has this course affected you today in your daily life and/or work?
    • What should incoming students be aware of regarding this class?
    • What strategies did you use that they may find useful?
    • What advice can you provide to help them earn an A?

Writing Requirements

  • Length: 2-3 pages (not including title page)
  • 1-inch margins
  • Double spaced
  • 12-point Times New Roman font
  • Title page

Week 3 Discussion

Pick two (2) of the following historical events:

  • The Lewis and Clark Expedition
  • The Missouri Compromise
  • Independence of Texas
  • Mexican War of 1846-1848
  • The California Gold Rush

Then, address the following for your selections:

  • -Which of your two selections do you consider most impactful on Westward Expansion during 1800-1848? Explain why.
  • -Analyze the effects of the ideology of Manifest Destiny on the two historical events that you chose from the list.

America and Terrorism in the 21st Century

 

Required Resources –review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapter 32
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook)

Instructions-Consider a few terrorist activities since the 1980s until today. Here is a starting point:

  • 1983: United States Embassy in Beirut and Kuwait is bombed
  • 1988: Osama bin Laden re-organizes Al Qaeda in Pakistan to carry out attacks
  • 1993: World Trade Center Bombing (first time)
  • 1995: Oklahoma City Bombing
  • 1998: United Stated Embassy bombings Nairobi and Sar Es Salaam
  • 2001: 9/11 Bombing of the World Trade Centers
  • 2001: Bio Terrorism begins (anthrax letters and Bill Gates’s warnings on bio terrorism)
  • 2013: Boston Marathon Bombings
  • 2018: Pittsburgh Synagogue Shooting

Then, address three (3) of the following and craft a response, as a whole, for your selections:

  • Explain if you think that global terrorism can be stopped.
  • Analyze the responsibility of the United States today to be the world’s “policeman.””
  • Assess if peace and stability in the Middle East are vital to U.S. economy and national security.
  • If the United States withdrew its troops from the Middle East tomorrow

The New Dealhe

Pick two (2) of the following (any program and/or act of the New Deal):

Programs

Civilian Conservation Corp (CCC)

Public Works Administration (PWA)

Civil Works Administration (CWA)

Works Progress Administration (WPA)

Farm Security Administration (FSA)

Acts

Emergency Banking Relief Act

Economy Act

Agricultural Adjustment Act (AAA)

Tennessee Valley Authority Act (TVA)

National Employment System Act (Wagner-Peyser Act)

Home Owners Loan Act

National Industrial Recovery Act (NIA)

Glass-Steagall Act (Banking Act)

Securities & Exchange Act

Emergency Relief Appropriation Act

Resettlement Administration (RA)

Rural Electrification Administration (REA)

National Labor Relations Act (Wagner Act)

Social Security Act

Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

 

Address the following for your selections:

  • Consider workers, immigrants, and African Americans. Explain how minorities were represented by the New Deal.
  • Analyze to what extent you think that the New Deal effectively ended the Great Depression and restored the economy.

The Indian Removal Act of 1830

Read the following primary source (photo attached):

 

Then, address the following:

  • Evaluate the rationale that President Jackson used in the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River. Did the removal have the intended impact?
  • Identify the responsibilities given to the President under the Indian Removal Act of 1830.
  • Compare Jackson’s actions toward Native Americans in the context of his First Inaugural Address with the path of events during the Trail of Tears.
  • Determine if the removal of the Native Americans from east of the Mississippi River violate the principles found in the Declaration of Independence?

Case Study

 

Required Resources- include the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Corbett, S. P, Volker, J., Lund, J., Pfannestiel, T., Waskiewicz, S., & Vickery, P. (2014). U.S History. Houston. Texas: opentstax. Chapter 28, 29, 30
  • Lesson
  • Minimum of 1 primary source
  • Minimum of 4 scholarly sources (in addition to the textbook)

Optional Resources to Explore –Feel free to review the library guide for scholarly sources and videos at the following link:

Introduction –The purposes of each case study assignment include the following:

  • To hone your abilities to research using scholarly sources
  • To advance critical thinking and writing skills
  • To compile a response to the prompts provided
  • To explore a historical topic and make connections to change over time

Instructions -Pick one (1) of the following topics. Then

women gender studies

Liberty Rhetoric was the way of speaking about a relationship between the citizen and the state.-to argue for his own liberties. Remember the colonies were attempting to break away from a King. An example of Liberty rhetoric might be tyranny and liberty.

Compare the Preamble to the Declaration of Independence with the the liberty rhetoric used by women. Pick out the phrases.

Using the primary source letters between John and Abigail tell me what Abigail’s message is to John? What about her use of Liberty rhetoric? Use the text in your answer. What is John trying to say? How do you know? Use the text. This should be a one page response. What is Abigail’s argument for women’s representation in the government that will follow the Revolution? How is Adam’s statement that women will “Foment a Rebellion and we will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice

Survey of United States History — C121 Task 1