What do historians mean by “The Age of Pericles”? What were the political and cultural achievements of this age?

This is a short-answer essay format where you will write on two prompts from a list of five. You will have three hours in which to complete. This assignment is due TODAY.
          Instructions        Select and answer TWO of the FIVE essay questions. Define terms where appropriate. Use general statements to answer the question.  Support your statements with accurate and specific facts.
 

Each Exam essay should include an introduction, body, and conclusion.
Do not use quotations or semi-quotations from the text book. If you simply copy or mostly copy words from your book, rather than using your own words to explain concepts, you are not demonstrating that you understand and are able to answer the questions.  “Copied” answers will receive an F.

1.What do historians mean by “The Age of Pericles”? What were the political and cultural achievements of this age?
2.What role did religion play in the civilizations of Mesopotamia and Egypt? How did the religion of the ancient Hebrews differ from the religions of Mesopotamia and Egypt?
3.What were the chief characteristics of Benedictine monasticism and what role did it play in the conversion of the Germans to Christianity and in the intellectual life of Europe after the fall of Rome?
4.Discuss the political organization of the empire established by Charlemagne. Also include the disintegration of this empire after his death.
5.What were the main problems that Rome faced during the last century of the Republic? Include how Augustus attempted to resolve each of those problems.

What does republicanism mean? Why was America a republic and not a democracy?

 
•What were the primary weaknesses and strengths of the Articles of Confederation?
•Why was ratification of the Constitution not a foregone conclusion? What were the basic arguments for and against ratification put forth by Federalists and Anti-Federalists?
•Were the fears of the Anti-Federalists realistic? How did the Federalists deal with the Anti-Federalists’ concerns?
•What does “republicanism” mean? Why was America a republic and not a democracy?
•How did blacks and Indians fit into the new political order created by the Constitution of 1787? What liberties were extended or denied them?
•What was the Naturalization Act of 1790, and how did it shape the future America?
answer those questions

How would you characterize European-American Indian relations in North America in up to 1640?

 
After completing this week’s readings, presentations, film, and activities, how would you characterize European-American Indian relations in North America in up to 1640? Please be specific and provide examples that support your claims. Your answer should be at least 3 paragraphs long.
Also, provide at least one engaged and productive comment to a classmate’s post.

How has slavery changed America by the 1850s? What are some major issues that come up with regard to the issue of slavery?

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11. The Cotton Revolution

Section A: In an earlier discussion board we discussed the nature of slavery and the slave trade. How has slavery changed America by the 1850s? What are some major issues that come up with regard to the issue of slavery? Please reference examples from your American Yawp textbook. Please include 3 things from the American Yawptextbook you learned that are new to you.  Please reflect in 1-2 paragraphs for each item.

Section B: Please select 3 Quotes from the Zinn Chapter and write 1-2 fully developed paragraphs as to why you think each quote has significance in US history? (Please write a paragraph for EACH quote).

Section C: What else bothers you about what you have learned about slavery? How does what you have learned connect to the video: Slavery: A Global Investigation?  Please share 2 to 3 specific examples from the video you felt had an impact on you or at least forced you to reflect more on the concept of modern-day slavery.

Explain how events like the War of 1812 and exploration towards the West by the United States may have impacted the sense of what it was to be “American” during this period.

The conflicts and exploration of the early 19th century helped shape the philosophies and morale of the nation. Explain how events like the War of 1812 and exploration towards the West by the United States may have impacted the sense of what it was to be “American” during this period.

Your response must be at least 200 words in length.

Discuss how the War of 1812 changed the role of women at this time in the United States.

 
Discuss how the War of 1812 changed the role of women at this time in the United States. Consider the following as you respond:

The common occupations of women in the early 19th century
The social and cultural views of women at this time
The impact that the War of 1812 had on the women’s movement.

What is history? Why should we study history?

 
What is history? Why should we study history? Within the context of our stories concerning Christopher Columbus, Native Americans, the Pilgrims, or slavery, discuss how historians (Zinn and Loewen) have dealt with the above issues specifically. How have history textbooks begun to complicate our histories even further? With regard to the above topics, how have your readings and studies in this class differed from the ways in which these topics have been portrayed (all the way back to elementary school) to you in previous classes? In the quote above, W.E.B. DuBois suggests that in our studies of history, when we skim over the bad parts, our histories begin to lose their value as “incentive and example.” What does he mean by this? What are the far-reaching consequences of the ways in which so many of us have been taught history?  

Direction:
  ) Your response to the question must be typed—twelve point font, double-spaced, one-inch margins. In writing your answer, please do not exceed five pages. 
2) In your response, use only your assigned text(s), the instructor’s handouts, or class notes taken from discussions. Do not use additional library or internet sources.
 3) Your generalizations must be supported by direct citations from the text, class notes, or instructor’s handouts.
 4) Citations should be made in MLA format. For class notes or presentations, you might use: (60’s handout) or (class notes).
 Note: You must cite parenthetically throughout your narrative. Please follow this format. There should be many citations throughout your response taken from the sources noted above because assumptions and interpretations must be bolstered by citations. The strength of your response is dependent largely upon your citation of the assigned sources.
 5) Do not include a bibliography.
6) NO PLAGIARISM .

What exactly is a Market Revolution?

8. The Market Revolution

Have you ever considered how much technology shapes our lives today?  I often find myself a little too attached to my smart phone these days, considering I can check email, the weather, update my Facebook status, double-check my calendar, jot down to-do lists, take a quick photo and post it almost immediately on the Internet, text with friends that live in other states and countries and the thousands of other applications that are possible, I have not even dared to try and download onto my phone!
Do you remember a time when cell phones first came into the market?  I remember how expensive the minutes were, but I insisted on getting a phone for “emergencies only.”  And nowadays I cannot seem to go more than a few moments without having to check my phone or send a text message to someone.  What about those of us that went to school without the Internet or even a computer?  And with technology advancing so fast every few months, do you often find it difficult to stay abreast of all this new innovation? 
>>Click on the link below to see all of the cell phones I have owned since the mid-1990s.  Talk about a history of technology!

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So now consider how people must have felt about technology in the early 1800s.  Compared to the early colonies in the 1600s, technology was beginning to make new inroads into American society.  

Section A: What exactly is a Market Revolution?  How has technology changed the landscape and attitudes in American in the early 1800s? Tell me at least 3 new things you learned from the American Yawp textbook.  What are three new things you learn from the video?

Section B: Are you familiar with poetry slams?  These are public performances of original poetry and have actually revitalized an interest in poetry, especially among the African-American and Hispanic communities.  After watching Preach perform the poem “Cotton,” what are some of the issues you think Preach struggles with?