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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

Senecal Falls Convention vs. Modern ERA

In this unit the Seneca Falls Convention is discussed. The Convention led to the eventual ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. It was not the only proposed amendment to originate from the Seneca Falls Convention; the Equal Rights Amendment also followed the path of universal suffrage except it was never ratified. Cons

Sarah Hale's Influence

Read the following biographies of Sarah Hale, found at: http://www.uvm.edu/~hag/godey/hale.html and http://www.librarycompany.org/women/portraits/hale.htm. Do you believe that her influence on women did more to help elevate women from their sphere's, or did her views on the proper housewife and her views against the work of

Traditional Conservatism and Neo-conservatism

A discussion of the differences between traditional conservatism and neo-conservatism and how traditional conservatism helped shape Canadian development in the late 19th century. How has neo-conservatism influenced Canada in the late 20th century and early 21st century and is Stephen Harper succeeding in making the Conservati

Confederation and The First National Policy

A discussion of the way Confederation and the National Policy were designed to meet the challenges facing Canadian society and the Canadian economy in the latter decades of the 19th century. The discussion show how power of the federal government was used to establish a transcontinental Canadian federation with an economy whose

The Pullman Strike

How did the Pullman strike start, what were the events associated with it, and what was its impact on the history of the United States?

Chinese Migration to the US

What are the origins of the three waves of Chinese immigration to the United States? What impact did they have on the American economy?

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Describe and analyze the wartime experiences and the effects of the Revolution upon women, slaves, and Indians.

Influence of TV

In 1925, the Scottish inventor John L. Baird was able to first transmit recognizable human features by television. By 1938, there were only about 30,000 television sets in existence in the United States of which over 20,000 were in New York City (in the same year, there were almost 2 million radios in Great Britain alone!). But,

Governments are sometimes the most enthusiastic users of mass communications, often using mass communication for propaganda purposes. Reference the information in the background materials below, and then answer the following question: Do you agree that propaganda "has had an essential, and not always dishonorable, role in the conduct of affairs in the 20th century"? Please support your answer with references to the ethical implications of propaganda.

Propaganda - from the Latin "to propagate" or "to sow", is an agricultural term. The visual picture is of a farmer throwing seed by hand into the plowed soil. As the seed takes root it sprouts up and brings in a harvest that is tenfold or perhaps one hundred fold larger than the amount of seed sown. In its most basic politic

Coca-Cola's Change in Marketing: Different Cohorts

Discuss a product that has been marketed across generations. How did the marketing differ among generations? (For example, cell phones are marketed one way to baby boomers and a different way to generation Ys.) With which generation was the marketing effort most successful and why?

Standard of Living in the U.S.

Do you think that your standard of living will be greater than that of your parents? Will your lifestyle be more comfortable or fulfilling? Why or why not? What can each of us do to improve the standard of living for all Americans?

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In the section â??Where Historians Disagree: The Witchcraft Trialsâ? (page 89) there are two major discussions of why the witch trials may have occurred: a desire to condemn the threat of powerful and wealthy women and to provide a reason to account for the recent instability within the Puritan communities. After having read

Watergate examination

Was Watergate an aberration (a rare occurrence among presidents), or do you see the entire episode as part of a larger pattern of abuse of presidential power? Do you see evidence of this today?