How does the image reflect the way many Americans perceived the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity?

1. What do Documents 1, 2, and 3 each reveal about the social and economic changes experienced by many Americans during the Gilded Age (1865-1900)? Compare the experiences of each author.
2. How do the documents and the video reflect the growing racial, ethnic, gender, and economic inequality during the Gilded Age? What surprised you most about the conditions described in the video?

3. How does the image reflect the way many Americans perceived the nation’s growing racial and ethnic diversity? How do those perceptions relate to the experiences described in the documents and the video?

Explain 1) how slavery was entrenched in the southern economy, politics and culture.

 
Asian Americans in the U.S. Historical and Political Process
Your essay should be three to five typewritten pages in length, 12-point font, double spaced (Times New Roman or Courier New). You should submit your essay a word file to canvas. Essay sent to my email will not be graded. Late papers will not be graded and will result in zero point.
The essay will be evaluated on the basis of the following:
1.Responds to the problem.
The problems have no single correct answer, but the better responses utilize the major historical/political development(s) referenced in the problem and appropriate rhetorical strategies, i.e., definition, explanation, comparison-contrast, etc.
2.Makes good use of the readings.
Avoid direct quotation from the texts and any other source. Paraphrase and summarize using your own words. You do not need MLA or any other quotation format. All words in your essay should be yours.
3.Has a clear and complete thesis.
This is a sentence that contains the purpose of your essay.  It names your subject and makes a statement about the subject.  It briefly presents what you will develop in the following paragraphs that constitute the essay.
4.Exhibits organization and coherence.
The purpose is accomplished with a clear, logical sequence of supporting points, and each part of the essay supports the purpose.
5.Utilizes well-crafted sentences and paragraphs.
Make the effort to proof read and revise for spelling, grammar and syntax.  Verify that each paragraph has one idea expressed in a topic sentence with appropriate supporting sentences.
Prompt
Explain 1) how slavery was entrenched in the southern economy, politics and culture; 2) how the plantation class tried to justify slavery system and 3) how African Americans tried to maintain their identity, gain dignity and freedom. (The time frame is from the early 17th century to 1860. You have to address these three issues.)
Again, Do not quote at all. Your essay should not have any quotation. Your paper does not need “references cited.” All wording has to be yours.  Any quoted phrase will cause 5 point deduction each. You must have your own thesis and use data (facts) from the text to support your thesis. Be analytical, not descriptive. Plagiarism will seriously negatively affect your grade. More than 10 turnitin point will result in zero point.
Send word file or PDF file through canvas (assignment section). Late papers will not be accepted (zero point). Papers sent to my email will not be accepted.

How important was the process of colonization and the formation of unique cultures in America to the formation of the United States?

Answer one of the following in 2-4 Typed Pages (no less than 1,000 words, so if that means 4 pages for you then 4 it is). Include in your essay a well formed introduction with your main idea (hypothesis), a body of evidence to support your interpretation and a conclusion which summarizes the main points of your essay and explains your overall argument.
1. How is it possible that “freedom” in the American Revolution developed side by side with slavery?
2. How important was the process of colonization and the formation of unique cultures in America to the formation of the United States?
3. One prominent interpretation of the
American Revolution asserts that the process of colonization created new
cultures in the colonies – What information in your text supports the
development of a unique identity in colonial America?
 
4.  From “Inventing the Republic,” describe the ideas on
which the American Revolution was based and how these ideas were put into the Articles of Confederation system. 

Evaluate the events leading up to the the Mexican American war and why it happened.

 
Discussion Forum
 
Review the information related to the Mexican – American War  and evaluate the events leading up to the war and why it happened.

What decisions or actions were played a key role in starting the war?
What were the results of the war?

 
Module 7: Portfolio Project Milestone
 
Options 1 & 2: Portfolio Project Draft Outline

Create a draft outline of your project.
Include a References page that lists all your sources.
Format according to the CSU-Global Guide to Writing and APA Requirements.
Include with your submission a discussion of your findings and describe any problems you have overcome or need to overcome to have a successful project.
Submit this to the Portfolio Project thread on the Week 7 Discussion Board.
Respond to the postings of at least two classmates, providing appropriate feedback on their draft outlines.

Explain why white Americans did not allow Indians the opportunity to have American citizenship.

 
For part 3 of the Unit 1 Exam, choose ONLY 1 essay question from the list below, which covers part of chapter 16 and all of chapter 17 in the textbook. Grades will be based on the content of the answer and must be more than 300 words in length. Direct quotes do not count toward the required word count.

Part 3 Essay Questions:
1 – Sitting Bull stated, “The life my people want is a life of freedom.” Likewise, Chief Joseph simply asked the government for equal rights enshrined by the laws. Describe what freedom meant to the Indians and how that conflicted with the interests and values of most white Americans. Also, explain why white Americans did not allow Indians the opportunity to have American citizenship.
2 – The West experienced tremendous growth after the Civil War; nowhere was this more apparent than in California. Write an essay on the consequences of population growth on the western landscape, looking at farming, livelihoods, the impact of the railroad, the growth of Indian reservations, and the subjugation of Indian peoples.
3 – What might account for the emergence of a mythic “Wild” West during the Gilded Age? Given the rapid post–Civil War expansion of industry beyond the Mississippi River, why would perceptions of a West, at once a lawless but timeless romantic frontier dominated by cowboys and Indians, permeate American popular culture in the late nineteenth century? (In composing your answer, consider the impact of the second industrial revolution.)
4 – Explain why Americans increasingly came to feel that they were being denied economic independence and democratic self-government during the late nineteenth century.
5 – How did the Populists seek to rethink the relationship between freedom and government to address the crisis of the 1890s? Why was their platform considered radical? How did their platform seek to guarantee freedom?
6 – Chronicle the process that developed in the South of chipping away the freedoms granted to blacks during Reconstruction. Give careful consideration to how the Civil War was remembered by white America. By 1900, what conditions did African-Americans in the South face? How did they respond to these conditions?
7 – Analyze the consequences of American rule in Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Philippines. Did the citizens prosper? Enjoy freedom? Accept American rule? Comment on the consequences for the United States with regard to the statement made by Eric Foner in the text: “Thus, two principles central to American freedom since the War of Independence—no taxation without representation and government based on the consent of the governed—were abandoned when it came to the nation’s new possessions.”
8 – Explain the controversy that the war in the Philippines and the annexation of the Philippines triggered over the relationship between political democracy, race, and American citizenship.
9 – Discuss some of the freedoms and restrictions experienced by American women after 1880. How did some women’s lives seem to change for the better, while others’ did not? How would you explain the disparity of their situations? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.
10 – Discuss the many obstacles faced by Chinese immigrants to the United States in the late nineteenth century. Among the immigrant groups arriving in the United States in the late nineteenth century, how were arrivals from China singled out for particular discrimination by Americans? Why do you think the Chinese received such unique treatment?

What role did the government play in defining, protecting, and/or limiting the liberty of American workers during the Gilded Age?

 
For part 2 of the Unit 1 Exam, choose ONLY 1 essay question from the list below, which covers chapter 15 and part of chapter 16 in the textbook. Grades will be based on the content of the answer and must be more than 300 words in length. Direct quotes do not count toward the required word count.

Part 2 Essay Questions:
1 – What did freedom mean for the ex-slaves? Be sure to address economic opportunities, gender roles, religious independence, and family security.
2 – Reconstruction witnessed profound changes in the lives of southerners, black and white, rich and poor. Explain the various ways that the lives of these groups changed. Were the changes for the better or worse?
3 – Stating that he “lived among men, not among angels,” Thaddeus Stevens recognized that the Fourteenth Amendment was not perfect. Explain the strengths and weaknesses of the Fourteenth Amendment. What liberties and freedoms did it extend in the nineteenth century—and to whom? How did it alter the relationship between the federal government and the states?
4 – Who were the Redeemers, what did they want, and what were their methods? How did the Redeemers feel that their freedom was being threatened by Radical Reconstruction? Conclude your essay with a comment on how you think the federal government should have responded to the Redeemers.
5 – Was Reconstruction a success or a failure? Or was it something in between? In your response, consider land policy, key legislation during Presidential and Radical Reconstruction, southern politics, racial and political violence, and northern “fatigue” with Reconstruction. Be sure to make clear what you mean by success and failure.
6 – The debate surrounding the creation and ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment divided one-time political allies over the matter of women’s suffrage. What were the arguments for and against including a woman’s right to vote in the Fifteenth Amendment? What did this debate say about the boundaries of freedom defined by Reconstruction?
7 – What role did the government play in defining, protecting, and/or limiting the liberty of American workers during the Gilded Age?
8 – Henry Demarest Lloyd wrote in Wealth against Commonwealth (1864), “Liberty and monopoly cannot live together.” Based on your knowledge of the Gilded Age and the industrial revolution, assess the validity of this statement.
9 – How did the labor movement launch a sustained assault on the understanding of freedom grounded in Social Darwinism and in the liberty of contract?
10 – Compare the motives and methods of the various social reformers active in the Gilded Age. How did the efforts of thinkers such as Henry George, Laurence Gronlund, and Edward Bellamy differ from those of the Protestant and Social Gospel reformers of the period? Were any of these approaches more successful than others? Why, or why not?

Identify the major contribution of Greek civilization regarding political theory and government.

Write a short essay to address one of the following questions. 

1) Identify the major contribution of Greek civilization regarding political theory and government. 

2) Identify the key differences between Spartan and Athenian societies. 

3) Examine the key factors leading up to the Greek victory over the Persians. 

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.

The focus is on brief but important primary source material written by important authors. In each case, the subject relates to the problems of certain people who are oppressed or impoverished. Write a four-to-five (4-5) paragraph essay (350 WORDS minimum) which analyzes the work following the list of four things “your paper should cover” given just after the topics.   

TOPIC:

Reading selection of Olympe de Gouges’ Declaration of the Rights of Woman and the Female citizen (written in 1791). The selection should be read in full at http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/d/293/ with background provided on p. 852 of our class text. You should also look at the revolutionary document of 1789 that she is “correcting”, called Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen (http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/rightsof.asp ). Olympe de Gouge has the status of women as her main concern. The general context is the French Revolution and the attempts to redefine rights and status once one replaces monarchy.  

For the reading selection and topic given, your paper should cover the following:

Briefly introduce the writer and the situation that this reading is about.  Identify the genre or nature of the reading. 
Using specific examples or lines within the reading, suggest the author’s key views and key aims for the reading audience.  
Evaluate the author’s strategy and what you see as the work’s likely effectiveness (or lack of effectiveness) for the target audience.  If there is any known historical result, discuss that.
Evaluate how the reading impacted you.  Identify any analogous situations today, and also key lessons you get from the reading that could be relevant to one’s professional and personal life.     

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Include a title page containing the title of the assignment, your name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date of submission. The cover page and the source list are not included in the required assignment length (350 words minimum).
You must the class text and also any source(s) identified (with links) above for the topic you choose, focusing on the main primary source of that author. If you use any additional source (optional, NO WIKI sources allowed), it must be from the university’s online Library and of good academic quality for college work.  

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

Explain how key social, cultural, and artistic contributions contribute to historical changes.
Explain the importance of situating a society’s cultural and artistic expressions within a historical context. 
Examine the influences of intellectual, religious, political, and socio-economic forces on social, cultural, and artistic expressions. 
Identify major historical developments in world cultures from the Renaissance to the contemporary period. 
Use technology and information resources to research issues in the study of world cultures.
Write clearly and concisely about world cultures using proper writing mechanics.

Compare Islam and Christianity. How did the two arise? How are the faiths alike, and how are they different? How were Christian and Muslim states governed in the early Middle Ages?

Detail the course of the Crusades of the 11th through 13th centuries. Why did these wars occur? What were the results of these wars? Why were the Crusaders ultimately unsuccessful?
Your response should be at least 300 words in length.

Compare Islam and Christianity. How did the two arise? How are the faiths alike, and how are they different? How were Christian and Muslim states governed in the early Middle Ages?
Your response should be at least 300 words in length.