Scholars should identify the educational roles and responsibilities of state vs.

Scholars should identify the educational roles and responsibilities of state vs. federal governments. Scholars must also list in chronological order at least seven federal policies that positively impacted the general public, women/girls, people of color, economically disadvantaged children, children with special needs, and/or language minorities. Be sure to include the President who signed the specific legislation. e.g. Civil Rights Act (President Lyndon Johnson), E.R.A. I.D.E.A, F.E.R.P.A. and N.C.L.B., R.T.T.T., ESSA, etc.
At least seven resources should be cited. Scholars may utilize other resources as well as those provided.
Due at 1pm

The first improvements in transportation in the post-War of 1812 era were locall

The first improvements in transportation in the post-War of 1812 era were locally sponsored toll roads, but the most dramatic difference came with the application of the steam engine to transportation.  The limitations of steamboats depended on existing waterways, a problem that will be somewhat resolved by the construction of canals.  As discussed in Chapter 10, the nation experienced a transportation and communication revolution, and technological advances will permanently change manufacturing.  However, it will be the railroad system that joins the east and west.  Expansion of the rail system linked northeastern cities to the western frontier, and the western territories and states to the eastern seaboard.  However, few lines crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to link the northern and southern economies. 

The first improvements in transportation in the post-War of 1812 era were locall

The first improvements in transportation in the post-War of 1812 era were locally sponsored toll roads, but the most dramatic difference came with the application of the steam engine to transportation.  The limitations of steamboats depended on existing waterways, a problem that will be somewhat resolved by the construction of canals.  As discussed in Chapter 10, the nation experienced a transportation and communication revolution, and technological advances will permanently change manufacturing.  However, it will be the railroad system that joins the east and west.  Expansion of the rail system linked northeastern cities to the western frontier, and the western territories and states to the eastern seaboard.  However, few lines crossed the Mason-Dixon Line to link the northern and southern economies. 

You will select a historical site that highlights a historical event, place, or person (i.e., The Frederick Douglass House,

You will select a historical site that highlights a historical event, place, or person (i.e., The Frederick Douglass House, https://www.riversdale.org/, https://www.surrattmuseum.org/, or https://www.nps.gov/fofo/index.htm) that falls within the timeframe of the course.  You should produce a short PowerPoint presentation, with a minimum of 10 slides,  which emphasize what you learned from visiting the historical site. Consider these questions, what/who was highlighted? What did you learn from the historical site? What did they do well in developing the historical site? What could they have done better? Would you recommend this historical site to learn about this person or event? Please include photographs and any other visuals.

The purpose is to demonstrate, this time at the end of the semester, how women’s

The purpose is to demonstrate, this time at the end of the semester, how women’s history has influenced how we think about women’s place in society.  You need to choose a movie based on a story, real or imagined, concerning an event, theme, or person in U.S. women’s history. (See the list of movies below for choices).
1. Trailer. Embed the trailer of the movie in your post. If you cannot find the trailer, it’s okay to analyze that movie, but you need to indicate that you couldn’t find a trailer in your post. For the most part, you should be able to find trailers on YouTube. Instructions below.
2. Analysis. Write up a short analysis, minimum of 250 words. Rather than focusing on the film’s historical accuracy, you should examine the possible meanings generated by the film through its themes, characters, and perspectives as they relate to women’s history. You may use the questions below to help you think through your analysis. You don’t have to answer every question, but rather use these questions to guide your analysis.
What issues does the event or person represented in the film raise about the place of women, gender and sexuality in U.S. history?
How are these issues represented in the film?
What are key scenes from the film where these issues are most apparent?
How does the film address race, class, and sexuality as well as gender?
How does the film challenge, limit or transform your thinking about the historical events  themes, and/or person(s) raised in the film?
When was the movie released, and how does the movie relate to its specific historical context?
Try to assess the intent of the movie: do you think it was successful?
Who directed and/or write the movie, and what’s their social identity (gender, race, etc.)? Do you think this impacts its message?
Does the movie feel empowering? Why or why not?
Last, but certainly not least, what criticisms do you have of the way the movie portrays women?
How to embed a video from YouTube:
First copy the embed code from YouTube by clicking “share,” then “embed.”
Back on Canvas, click “reply” in the Song Activity discussion topic.
Then click “insert,” then “embed” and paste the embed code.
movie is 
Selena, about the chicana singer
Erin Brockavich (2000) about a white woman who fights environmental injustices

The purpose is to demonstrate, this time at the end of the semester, how women’s

The purpose is to demonstrate, this time at the end of the semester, how women’s history has influenced how we think about women’s place in society.  You need to choose a movie based on a story, real or imagined, concerning an event, theme, or person in U.S. women’s history. (See the list of movies below for choices).
1. Trailer. Embed the trailer of the movie in your post. If you cannot find the trailer, it’s okay to analyze that movie, but you need to indicate that you couldn’t find a trailer in your post. For the most part, you should be able to find trailers on YouTube. Instructions below.
2. Analysis. Write up a short analysis, minimum of 250 words. Rather than focusing on the film’s historical accuracy, you should examine the possible meanings generated by the film through its themes, characters, and perspectives as they relate to women’s history. You may use the questions below to help you think through your analysis. You don’t have to answer every question, but rather use these questions to guide your analysis.
What issues does the event or person represented in the film raise about the place of women, gender and sexuality in U.S. history?
How are these issues represented in the film?
What are key scenes from the film where these issues are most apparent?
How does the film address race, class, and sexuality as well as gender?
How does the film challenge, limit or transform your thinking about the historical events  themes, and/or person(s) raised in the film?
When was the movie released, and how does the movie relate to its specific historical context?
Try to assess the intent of the movie: do you think it was successful?
Who directed and/or write the movie, and what’s their social identity (gender, race, etc.)? Do you think this impacts its message?
Does the movie feel empowering? Why or why not?
Last, but certainly not least, what criticisms do you have of the way the movie portrays women?
How to embed a video from YouTube:
First copy the embed code from YouTube by clicking “share,” then “embed.”
Back on Canvas, click “reply” in the Song Activity discussion topic.
Then click “insert,” then “embed” and paste the embed code.
movie is 
Selena, about the chicana singer
Erin Brockavich (2000) about a white woman who fights environmental injustices

Ronald  Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, has been described as  

Ronald  Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, has been described as  having had a very engaging personality. Even people who disagreed with  his policies, found themselves drawn to his attractive and carefully  honed public image. Surrounded by tough, energetic administrators who  insulated him from many of the pressures of the office, he seemed to  offer general guidance but not make specific decisions. His presidency  was also mired in a series of scandals, but the most damaging was the  Iran-contra scandal. After a series of investigations and congressional  hearings, the White House conceded that it had sold weapons to the  revolutionary government in Iran, and used some of the money to  illegally aid the Contras in Nicaragua. This was in direct violation of  the Boland Amendment.
In order to prepare for this discussion forum:
Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 31 that support your discussion.
Review material on this site on the Reagan administration.
After you have completed your readings post your response to only one of the following questions
In 1983, Democratic  Congresswoman Pat Schroeder described Reagan’s presidency as  “Teflon-coated,” because scandals surrounding his presidency seem to  have no effect on his individual popularity. Is this a valid assessment  of Reagan and his presidency?
Should Reagan (or the policies of any past presidents) be  credited with the collapse of world communism, or was the end of the  Cold War more a result of internal developments within the Soviet Union  and the nations it dominated?

You are a freshman member of the House of Representatives. What committee(s) wou

You are a freshman member of the House of Representatives. What committee(s) would you most like to be on, and why? When and how might you become chair? What advantages will being on a committee offer you and your constituents? Be sure to consider how your particular district affects your choices. 
2 PARAGRAPHS WITH NO REFERENCES; NO BIG VOCABULARY WORDS 

Choose one question from the list below and respond. Identify to which question

Choose one question from the list below and respond. Identify to which question you are responding. Submit your 2-3 page response to the Discussion Area. Remember to use supporting citations from the textbook and online lectures. (Here is a guide to help you with APA-style citations.) By the end of the week, please comment substantively on two or more classmates’ assignments and to any questions left to you by the instructor in his or her feedback. Leave comments that raise salient points and stimulate discussion. Focus on the topic and its historical context. Be respectful, helpful, clear, and concise. Always utilize constructive language, even in criticism, to work toward the goal of further learning.
Question 1:
How did the growth of tobacco impact the land, culture, economy, politics, and social relations both in North America and throughout the Atlantic?
Question 2:
The absence of gold in Canada and North America influenced colonial behavior toward the land and the natives. Do you think that this statement is accurate or inaccurate? Why did the Spanish, French, and English come to the New World and how did their colonies develop differently from one another?

As a library assignment or using the Internet, you must locate basic information

As a library assignment or using the Internet, you must locate basic information about the responsibilities of one your state’s U.S. senators and your specific U.S. representative—committee assignments, subcommittees, length of time in office, and major bills he or she has sponsored. I recommend that students evaluate your senator’s/representative’s websites or recent copies of constituency newsletters to assess the policy positions taken by your representative. 
state to what extent is there agreement between your specific preferences and that of your senator/representative (on political issues, party identification, etc.). Be sure to provide an explanation of your findings. 
1 page not including references , no big vocabulary words.