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For your first writing assignment, please write a three-page paper based upon yo

For your first writing assignment, please write a three-page paper based upon your reading an analysis of the primary documents assigned this week in Chapter 16 of the Shi/Mayer reader.
Please write in response to the following questions:
In his essay, “Wealth,” Andrew Carnegie argued that wealthy Americans have an obligation to those who are less fortunate. What appears to be Carnegie’s purpose with this proposal? How might the authors of the other documents in this chapter disagree with Carnegie? What did some of them propose instead?

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How would you respond to someone who presents you with the arguments proposed by

How would you respond to someone who presents you with the arguments proposed by Social Darwinists, OR the stories written by Horatio Alger, OR Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth (choose ONLY ONE of these), to explain the success or failures of individuals in the society? What evidence would you use to support your position? For this discussion, you must first identify and present their arguments, and then your counterargument. As you collect your information for this discussion you should keep in mind the opportunities that were available to many, but also the climate of racism that permeated parts of the American society and the legalized discrimination that existed.

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Create a thesis statement in which you will explain how and why your topic is re

Create a thesis statement in which you will explain how and why your topic is relevant and important in African American History. The essay should be five paragraphs.

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There are 2 writing prompts that must be answered for this discussion post. Civ

There are 2 writing prompts that must be answered for this discussion post.
Civil War:
For the initial post, pick three (3) of the leading causes of the American Civil War:
• The Compromise of 1850
• The Fugitive Slave Law 1850
• Uncle Tom’s Cabin 1852
• The Kansas-Nebraska Act 1854
• The Dred Scott Case of 1857
• The Lincoln Douglas Debates 1858
Then, address:
• Based on the historical facts given in this module, assess if the American Civil War was inevitable.
The Reconstruction Period:
For the initial post, craft a response comparing the three (3) Reconstruction plans:
• Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (10% Plan) – Lincoln
• Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction Plan
• Congressional Reconstruction Plan (Congress)
Then, address:
• Explain how the American culture and society changed in the North versus the South during Reconstruction.

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Goal: Write a short analysis, of no more than 350 words, of Manela, Erez. “Imag

Goal:
Write a short analysis, of no more than 350 words, of Manela, Erez. “Imagining Woodrow Wilson in Asia: Dreams of East- West Harmony and the Revolt against Empire in 1919.” American Historical Review, December 2006, 1327-1351 and this critique: https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/the-myth-the-wilsonian-moment. Which do you find more persuasive?
Before reading Manela, read: “How to read a secondary source” https://courses.bowdoin.edu/writing-guides/reading/how-to-read-a-secondary-source/.
Identify Manela’s argument and any sub-arguments
Identify the kind of evidence he is using,
Identify the conclusions he draws.
State whether you think the author persuasively demonstrates the validity of his argument and conclusions, and why. In other words, does the evidence and logic presented convince you that his argument is correct? Does he adequately demonstrate the connections and comparisons he is making between events in Asia and the discourse of self-determination? What does he suggest is the long-term impact of Wilson’s refusal to side with anticolonial movements in Asia and elsewhere? Do you think he is correct? Do you find the critique of Manela persuasive?
Submission:
Submit Paper 1 in an MS Word document in this assignment area.

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Generational history Topic is : what are 3 things you think scholars of the fut

Generational history
Topic is : what are 3 things you think scholars of the future will write about when they cover your generation’s history?
Mention some types of artifacts , objects or paper would be good sources.

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Read the artivle in the files section and answer this 2 questions, try not to ci

Read the artivle in the files section and answer this 2 questions, try not to cite as much
1. Compare the descriptions of the Red Power movement in Iverson, “We are Still Here”, Chapter 5, pp 157-168 to Estes, Our History is the Future, Chapter 5. How do they describe the goals, methods, and results of the generation of young Native activists of the 1960s and 1970s?
2. In the Mauze, “Two Kwakwaka’wakw Museums” article:
• What aspects of the histories of the returned Potlatch objects does each museum highlight in their exhibit?
• What is the relationship between AIM activists use of history and its deployment in these Canadian Kwakwaka’wakw communities?

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Choose one historical photograph that is housed within the National Archives col

Choose one historical photograph that is housed within the National Archives collections that embodies what the Civil Rights Movement means to you. Include the photograph in your discussion and cite your photo at the bottom of the photograph. When you reflect on the meaning of the photograph, aim to explore the cultural behavior happening in the photograph. Visual literacy is the ability to interpret and make meaning from what the photograph is “saying”.
Consider the following questions in response to your peers:
Do you agree with their interpretation of the photo?
Why or why not?
What is your interpretation of the photo?
Civil Rights | National Archives
https://www.archives.gov/research/still-pictures/civil-rights

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Read Chapter 29, Section IX and answer the following questions: What were some o

Read Chapter 29, Section IX and answer the following questions:
What were some of the key issues in the various culture wars of the 1980s?
Why were the “cultural wars” so politically polarized?
How did the advent of cable television and specifically, the Music Television (MTV) channel, influence the cultural changes in music, fashion, hairstyles, and overall consumerism in the 1980s?
Guidelines:
Support your writing by providing evidence from the readings and other sources.
Wikipedia and history.com are not viable resources.
Utilize the textbook and the MACU library to find sources.
Essay must be 2-3 pages in length.
Cite sources in APA 7th edition format.
29. The Triumph of the Right | THE AMERICAN YAWP

29. The Triumph of the Right

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Your Week 5 project is to write a 6-8 page paper on a topic of your choosing fro

Your Week 5 project is to write a 6-8 page paper on a topic of your choosing from American history prior to 1870. This week, you will prepare for your Week 5 project by brainstorming your topic and completing an introduction and outline.
Part 1: Topic
Be very specific and very narrow. For example, the US Civil War is too broad, while the Gettysburg Battle is appropriately narrow. You can select a person, an event, a cultural phenomenon, an invention, etc. For example, you might write on the religion or musical traditions of enslaved persons or the influence of the Caribbean Islands on slavery in the South. You could also choose to do a biography, such as a study of Hamilton, Franklin, Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, or Frederick Douglas. The invention of the cotton gin, steam power, the railroad, and the McCormick reaper are good examples of inventions you might discuss in your final project. Submit a brief summary of your topic for approval that adheres to the following format:
Paragraph 1: State your topic (person, place, thing or event that happened before 1870) and explain why you’ve selected this topic.
Paragraphs 2–3: Write two paragraphs describing the historic period during which your topic arises.
Paragraph 4: Explain why your topic is of interest to the larger study of history. Title your paper: Lastname_Firstname_W3_FinalProjectTopic and submit to the dropbox.
Part 2: Write an introduction and then an outline for your final project.
Include a list of references that lists at least five research sources (including the course textbook). Your introduction for your final paper should explain why your topic is important in early US history. Your introduction should go from the general to the specific. Then have a Thesis Statement or your argument which is your theme. Following your introduction and drawing from research, develop an outline for your paper. The outline should include topic sentences (headings) for body sections and subheading topics that include potential article examples to be used. Your outline will be the basis for developing a 6-8 page paper in week 5, so plan accordingly with your outline. Finally, provide a list of at least 5 specific research sources that you will use in your final paper. You must follow APA guidelines. Remember to use supporting citations from the textbook and online lectures. (Here is a guide to help you with APA-style citations.) All facts and quotes (no more than 5% of the total paper) must have a citation. Each citation must have a reference.
Name your file: Lastname_Firstname_W3_FinalProjectOutline.
Resources: How to make a Outline.
http://www.austincc.edu/tmthomas/sample%20outline%201.htm