Consider how historical lenses can affect the study of a historical topic.

 In this discussion, you will consider how historical lenses can affect the study of a historical topic. Select one of the secondary source articles from your research. After reading that article, write a discussion post about which of the following lenses you believe the article is using: social, political, economic, or other. Use at least two quotes from your source to justify your choice of lens. Your post title should also indicate which topic you have selected. 

What were the causes of World War II? Who were the United States adversaries during the war?

INSTRUCTIONS. 
A. Choose one of the following  questions below, and write an essay containing at least 1200 words using the MLA format.
B. Include at least three references,  do not use Wikipedia or the textbook, The Unfinished Nation. The reference page is not included in the 1200 essay word count.
C.  Double spaced with 12 point font.
D.  Plagiarized papers will result in an automatic F.
Late papers will not be accepted.

What were the causes of World War II? Who were the United States adversaries during the war?  Explain why the atomic bombs were dropped during World War II.  What were other alternatives that might have been tried, and why were they not used? In recent years, some people have questioned President Truman’s motives in using the bombs.  What arguments against their use have been made?  Do you feel those arguments are valid? Why or Why not?
Explain why the stock market crash of 1929 occurred and tell how it turned into a major Depression. Describe the major ways in which the Depression affected Americans.  What were some of the measures taken to end the Depression?  
Discuss the civil rights movement for African American Americans from 1955 to 1965.  Describe the challenges to Martin Luther King’s leadership faced, and explain how and why these problems evolved.  What success did the Civil Rights Movement enjoy under President Johnson? What happened to the unity of the Movement in 1965? In your opinion, why did this occur?

4.  Explain why so many immigrants came to the United States between 1870 and 1914.  Why did immigration decline in 1914? Discuss at least three problems the new arrivals encountered when they arrived in the country.  Discuss some of the agencies and groups that assisted the immigrants upon their arrival. Explain some of the groups and laws that made life very difficult for them. Compare  immigration in the late 19th century / early 20th century to immigration today.   

Discuss different causes of the Civil War. Do you think each cause played an equal role leading to war?

HISTORY 1301 CRITICAL WRITING ASSIGNMENT
INSTRUCTIONS. 
A. Select one of the questions below and write an essay consisting of at least 1200 words using the MLA format. The reference page is not included in the essay word count.
B. At least three references are required, and do not use Wikipedia or the textbook, The Unfinished Nation, as sources for this assignment.
C. This paper should be double spaced with 12 point font.
D.  Plagiarized papers will result in an automatic F.

1.  Discuss the Salem Witch trials, a time of fear and hysteria, and compare this period to at least two other times of paranoia in United States history.
 2.  Discuss three different causes of the Civil War. Do you think each cause played an equal role leading to war?  Which, if any, of the causes that you named had the biggest impact? 
3.   Discuss the contributions of African Americans to the American Revolution for both, the United States and the British.  After winning the Revolutionary War for freedom, what were the viewpoints of the “Founding Fathers” of African Americans, both slaves and free, in the writing of the Constitution?
 4.  Discuss three different causes of the American Revolution. Do you think each cause played an equal role leading to war?  Which, if any, of the causes that you named had the biggest impact? 
5. Explain what the Spanish were searching for when Cortes came to the New World, how they successfully conquered the area, and how the Native Americans reacted. Do you agree or  disagree with the leadership of Moctezuma.  If you were a Native American, how would you have reacted to the Spanish?
6.  Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution.  Describe the groups who supported the idea of a new Constitution and those who opposed the change. Explain the reasons behind each position. If you were a Colonist in the 1770s, tell why you would have  supported or opposed a new Constitution.

Explain what the spread of Hellenism meant to the Greeks and what impact did it have on the people of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

200 words each question
1.  Explain what the spread of Hellenism meant to the Greeks and what impact did it have on the people of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

2.  Discuss the the major consequences of Alexander the Great’s death on world history.

Explain what the spread of Hellenism meant to the Greeks and what impact did it have on the people of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

200 words each question
1.  Explain what the spread of Hellenism meant to the Greeks and what impact did it have on the people of Asia, Africa, and Europe.

2.  Discuss the the major consequences of Alexander the Great’s death on world history.

The Ottoman Empire, the Ottoman siege of Vienna , the rise and fall and other important aspect about the Ottoman empire.

   The Ottoman Empire,  , the Ottoman siege of Vienna , the rise and fall
and other important aspect about the Ottoman empire 
Papers must use at least 3 primary sources and 3 secondary sources.
(7-page minimum, 1 inch margins, 12 font). 

How are Romanticism and Nationalism linked?

 
History 103 questions 

Choose 3 
Be thorough in your response.  Make a CLAIM, support it with at least 3 examples/evidence, and conclude with a brief analysis (why does this matter). 
Length: 1-2 pages per response. Single spaced is fine. 

Choose just THREE of the following questions. Use assigned course readings, activities, and notes.

How are Romanticism and Nationalism linked? In other words, why do they so often occur together? What are the consequences of these two “isms”?
Compare the role of women in and after WWI in both the western democracies (Britain, France, the US, for example) AND the USSR.  What changed for women in both regions? What did not change? 
Compare the similarities and differences between Fascism, Communism, and Socialism, either politically or economically. Use examples from course material.
Compare the causes and consequences of both WWI and WWII. 
How is genocide an extreme example of Nationalism? Use the Holocaust and other genocides as the basis of your response. 
How has Capitalism shaped modern Western societies?

Briefly discuss the causes and course of the First Punic War.

Briefly discuss the causes and course of the First Punic War. What advantages did both sides have at the beginning of the war?  How did this change by the end of the war?  What long term effects did the conclusion of the war have on the Roman Republic? MLA format, 3 1/2-5 pages. 

How did the Roosevelt administration and the American people respond to the international crises of the 1930s?

Atleast 5-6 sentences each question, no plagiarism  

How did the Roosevelt administration and the American people respond to the international crises of the 1930s?

How did war mobilization transform the American economy and government?

What were the major effects of World War II on American society, including minorities and women?

What were the arguments for and against the use of the atomic bomb to end the war with Japan?

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