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Rights and Freedoms

Pick one of the rights in the first 10 Amendments. How is that right still relevant today? How has the interpretation of that right changed since the Bill of Rights was adopted? and Which one of the Amendments adopted after the Bill of Rights (that is Amendments 11 through 27) is most important to you? Why? Also, do you beli

How does the the U S constitution provide for a strong federal government?

Identify and discuss at least one way the U.S. Constitution provide for a strong federal government while still upholding individual states rights. Please provide an example to support your discussion. Why is the United States Constitution called â??a living documentâ?? Why is it important that the Constitution be â??a

Developments of the 1400s

Question 1: The 1400s marked a time of exploration and expansion for Europe. Identify and explain three developments that stimulated this age of exploration. Question 2: As farming became fundamental to ancient societies in Central America, it had a drastic impact on the population of these societies. Identify what you belie

American System of Government, Effect of Family and Religion on the Slave Community, The Emergence of the American Middle Class, and The Transportation Revolution between 1800 and 1840.

Question 1: What is the American System of government? After defining it, identify and thoroughly describe its three main elements. Question 2: Family and religion were the two major elements of the slave community. Describe the function each played in the community, and determine if either or both weakened or strengthened t

The Enlightenment & the Proclamation of 1763

Question 1: Elaborate on either the Enlightenment or the Great Awakening. How did the movement impact the ideological development of the colonies? Question 2: Explain the purpose of the Proclamation of 1763. Was the proclamation effective? Why or why not? How did colonials, natives, and the British react to both the Procla

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Question 1: Define the Mercantilist system and its effects on the colonies proir to 1760. Also explain the initial colonial reaction to this system

Hollywood communism hunts

This essay describes the 1947 activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee HUAC). Hollywood communism hunts This essay describes the 1947 activities of the House Un-American Activities Committee HUAC). http://www.moderntimes.com/palace/blacklist.htm. (My question is). Do you think it was a smart mov

During 1968 what did our county learn from everything that was happening?

What did the 1968 march at the Chicago Democratic Convention prove? Was there any good that came out of this situation for all of those involved, our country and the war in Vietnam? Did Arfrican Americans and other minorities achieved anything benefical from 1968?. During 1968 what did our county learn from everythin

Exploring questions of 1968: the Summer of Hate

Explore the following question: One commentator has called 1968 the Summer of Hate. During this year, the Tet offensive began in January, Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis in April, Robert Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles in June, and protestors and police clashed on television at the Democratic Convention in

Answers to the Japanese Internment

Japanese Internment When President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, he authorized the evacuation of Japanese-Americans from the West Coast. Visit the Camp Harmony Exhibit at http://www.lib.washington.edu/exhibits/harmony/exhibit/ to learn more about a typical internment camp. Why was this don

The Automobile and American culture of the 1920's

With the advent of the automobile and the culture of the 1920s. In what ways did the automobile change American culture? What made Ford succeed to a degree far beyond any other automobile manufacturer? Be sure to site your sources.

1912 Presidential

The results of the 1912 election prove that Americans were ready for change and reform across the board. Each candidate offered their own view on how changes should be implemented and which issues needed change, ultimately the voters showed they wanted an end to political corruption and to lessen the social division between clas

Many people respond to the tragedy by asking how it could have happened.

Holocaust Explore the following questions: Many people respond to the tragedy by asking how it could have happened. What do you think? Now read the section on the United States and the Holocaust. Why did the United States not make rescue a priority? Why didnâ??t American Jews put more pressure on the Roosevelt ad

Eugene Debs views

***Eugene Debs espoused a view of labor equality and socialism. He argued for a transformation that would make 'the working class the ruling class'.*** That seemed to have been the position of Lenin, Stalin, and other Marxist leaders. If this seemed to have been the position of Lenin, Stalin, and other Marxist leaders Is t

World War 1 Propaganda

Go to: http://www.firstworldwar.com/posters/usa.htm. This site offers dozens of propaganda images from World War I. Browse through these sets of posters. What messages did they send to the American people? What themes did they emphasize? What actions did they promote? Support your answers with specific examples and refer

Amending the U. S. Constitution

Should the Consititution be amended to give voters the right to recall an officer in the legislative branch, executive branch, or judicial branch before the officer's term expires? Discuss good and bad outcomes if such an amendment were adopted

Framers Intent

Describe the original intent of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to privacy, and criminals' rights. Explain current views regarding provisions of freedom of speech, freedom of religion, right to privacy, and criminals' rights. Considerations for the future of these provisions.

Questions regarding legislation and the first amendment

What are some examples of legislation advanced by political movements to secure the rights of disadvantaged groups? Discuss government regulation of personal practices and behaviors, including those that some members of society find inappropriate or wrong? Examples may include marijuana use, gun control, assisted suicide, por

Mercantilism and the Colonies

Was mercantilism mutually beneficial to the mother country and to the colonies? Under what circumstances might their interests diverge?

o What were the reasons America's forefathers divided the government into the legislative, judicial, and presidential branches? How does this benefit the three branches? o What obstacles do the division of power present to enactment of important legislation? o How was the conflict between supporters of a strong federal government and champions of states' rights characterized then as opposed to now? Identify specific issues.

1. What were the reasons America's forefathers divided the government into the legislative, judicial, and presidential branches? How does this benefit the three branches? The idea that power can be abused if monopolized by one individual is not a new idea. Ancient history is replete with examples of absolute rulers who terr

Federal Government Vs. States Rights

Discuss the following: How was the conflict between supporters of a strong federal government and champions of states's rights characterized in the past as opposed to now? Please Identify specific issues to strengthen your discussion.

What does Theodore Roosevelt propose in his 1904 message to congress that became known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine and why does he believe the Monroe Doctrine no longer suffices? How does Roosevelt respond to charges of land hunger and imperialism? How does he justify the expansion of America's international role?

What does Theodore Roosevelt propose in his 1904 message to congress that became known as the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine and why does he believe the Monroe Doctrine no longer suffices? How does Roosevelt respond to charges of land hunger and imperialism? How does he justify the expansion of America's internationa

Short questions regarding the American government

1) Why is America a republic? 2) How has Western culture and Christianity contributed to American government? 3)Why are elections in the United States longer, more expensive, and more candidate-centered than in European democracies? 4) Knowing that the right to vote has been such a hard-fought entitlement, why do so

New population and Policy

Choose one of the new populations that became part of the focus of early 19th century welfare policy. (I choose the women's movements.) Why did their inclusion become important to the nations social structure? With slavery being abolished it exposed how out of place or inappropriate it was that women were still not given ri