Some people argue that there are no significant differences
between the two major parties. Backing up your perspective with
appropriate sources, what are the major differences and similarities in
the views of the Democratic and Republican parties (e.g., this review of
party platforms, 1856-2016 www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/conventions/party-platform-evolution/)?
What are the primary areas of difference between contemporary Democrats
and Republicans? How are the two parties similar? What are the
consequences of these patterns for voters and election outcomes? For
Essays are automatically submitted to SafeAssign. Work that SafeAssign identifies as having more than a 5% rate of similarity after quoted material and small matches (5 words or less) are excluded will not be read and will receive a grade of 0.
For Essay 2, one will have to complete an analytical essay on Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, In the essay, one will need to introduce the
authors), the author’s intent, a critical review of the book, and determine any impacts the source may have had in its time. You may also include topics they
found interesting or confusing. The essay needs to be written professionally and should not use colloquial phrases or first-person.
Essay 2 must be completed in the Chicago Manual Style and be a minimum of 5 pages.
Assignment should be 2-4 pages, typed, double-spaced.
You may select any film which either deals with a specific event/person in American history from 1865 to the present, or a film which represents a particular era.
The point of the film review is to asses how a particular field can contribute to the historical field. When analyzing your chosen film, here are some points to include:
What is the point of the film? What is the director/writer trying to accomplish?
How accurately does the film portray its topic? Is it full of inaccuracies?
What devices are used to achieve the goals? Here you could examine script, set, directing, acting, special effects, etc.
Should this film be used for educational purposes? Why or why not.
Your personal assessment of the film: Was it enjoyable? Informative? Why or why not. Remember to avoid the use of “I” in formal writing.
Please remember that this should be written from a historical point of view, and written in a formal, scholarly tone. A brief synopsis of the film is fine (even desirable), but should not exceed a paragraph. The assignment is to review the film, not summarize it.
The following is a very brief list of films that would be appropriate for this type of assignment:
On the Basis of Sex
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
The Age of Innocence
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Born on the Fourth of July
The Way We Were
The Deer Hunter
Inherit the Wind
Semester Writing Assignment
Develop the topic into a well-organized essay, following the guidelines below. Correct spelling and grammar will be considered during grading. Part of your grade will depend upon including the required block quotes. If you do not include the 3 required block quotes to support your position, your paper will lose one letter grade. Be sure to answer all parts of the question, noting the relative weight among the three sections. Three pages is the minimum, but you may go a page or two beyond that, if needed.
Note that the deadline for this paper is several days prior to the Final Exam. Late papers or papers not submitted in the proper area will lose one letter grade (10 points). Finally, do not use material from any source other than Sam Houston and the American Southwest. DO NOT copy material from another source and paste it into this essay response box, representing it as your own work. Doing this will get you a grade of 0, and it is not difficult for instructors to detect.
Sam Houston and the American Southwest
Relying only on material from the The Sam Houston Biography, thoroughly answer the following questions:
Section 1 (25 points): Throughout his life, Sam Houston had a special bond with Native Americans, especially the Cherokees. Discuss this relationship and give examples from the book about his interactions with them.
Section 2 (50 points): A general theme throughout the biography is Sam Houston’s wisdom and moral courage. Discuss at least three examples (not related to Native American issues) where Houston took the wise or morally correct public stance, in spite of the fierce criticism he was certain to face.
Section 3 (25 points): How did Sam Houston come to marry Margaret Lea, and what impact did she have on his life?
*****Include at least one direct, multi-sentence block quote per section from Sam Houston and the American Southwest to support your position. Be sure to put your citation for these quotations in parentheses and in all caps. For example, your citation might look like this:
“‘The speech,’ he wrote Margaret, ‘was the most striking, able, and bold, that I ever made,’ but it was to no avail.” (CAMPBELL, P. 160)
This link will also serve as the submission area for the alternative Semester Writing Assignment over the Houston-Galveston Area Council.
Semester Writing Assignment
Develop the topic into a well-organized essay, following the guidelines below.Correct spelling and grammar will be considered during grading. Part of your grade will depend upon including three required block quotes. If you do not include the 3 required block quotes to support your position, your paper will lose one letter grade.
Be sure to answer all parts of the question. Three pages is the minimum, but you may go a page or two beyond that, if needed. Students will generally compose the essay inside their word processor and then COPY and PASTE (using CONTROL V) the text into the space provided below. Note that the deadline for this paper is several days prior to the Final Exam. Late papers or papers not submitted in the proper area will lose one letter grade (10 points).
Finally, do not use material from any source other than The Founding and Early History of the Houston-Galveston Area Council. DO NOT copy material from another source and paste it into this essay response box, representing it as your own work. Doing this will get you a grade of 0, and it is not difficult for instructors to detect.
Section 1: (From Chapter 1) Trace the development of the reform impulse within the federal government during the John Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson administrations. In other words, how did the federal government come to be more interested in helping local governments solve their problems?
Section 2: (From Chapter 2) Explain the historical roots as to why the state of Texas traditionally choose not to get overly involved in the problems facing local governments. It was also reluctant to accept help from the federal government. What were some of the forces that brought about a change in these attitudes?
Section 3: (From Chapters 3–8) Discuss two important projects that H-GAC implemented for the region or discuss two situations within its service region that H-GAC helped to improve (or one of each).
Section 4: (From Chapter 8) Analyze how the Financial Controller (Bill Prince) and his co-conspirators managed to embezzle or misspend nearly $2 million from H-GAC in the 1980’s.
Include at least three direct, multi-sentence block quotes from The Founding and Early History of the Houston-Galveston Area Council to support your position.
I am providing you the assignment instruction. It include both outline and research paper instructions. I already done the outline in which i had to choose a thesis statement and 7 sources. But i got feedback from instructor and it is needed to be revised. And after revising the essay should be structured and made.
I am also sending you the outline i submitted and the feedback i got.
Please contact me before making.
This assignment is designed to familiarize you with ways in which you can critically view movies, television, theater, and other forms of entertainment that we encounter on a daily basis. For this assignment you will need to view the film that you choose and complete the writing assignment.
Assignment – Journal Article: For this assignment you are to write a review of the film for the Journal of Film History. This review should provide a short synopsis and analysis of the film. You should write the article as if the film has just been released. For example, if the film was released in 1942, then you write the review as if you are living in 1942. This is designed to get you to think historically. How would viewers at the time of the release have received the film? What other things were going on in the world when this film came out? How would this have influenced the way the film was both produced and how audiences may have reacted to it? Is this film trying to address an issue or event that was happening at the time the film was made? If so, how do the actors, writers, directors, and producers get their point across? You also want to address the period in which the film was portrayed. If the film is about the Seven Years’ War, then how accurate is the portrayal? Is the storyline true to the actual historical events, or do the writers just use the event to drive the plot?
Here are some examples of movies that you might want to review:
Read chapter three of A People’s History of the United States titled, “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition” and write a critique. Please use the format for writing critiques which has been provided in the syllabus. Also, read all class notes before writing your critiques. The class notes will help to inform your critique of the chapter assigned. Please be mindful of the due date.
I will not grade submissions that do not follow the format provided. As students should know to follow the format at this point, any critique that does not use it properly will not receive an opportunity to make-up the assignment.
Choose one form of government: state or local government (county or city). Introduce your chosen government to the class, describe its structure, including its branches, and then answer the following questions:
Who is the head of this local government?
What are some initiatives that your local government is currently working on?
What is the people’s perception of this local government?
What is your opinion about this local government? Is the local government doing a good job?
Is there a specific issue you would like your local government to address?
How would you go about letting your local government know about your concerns
Your response to the exercise questions should be a minimum of 250 words. Going over the minimum word length requirement is acceptable; however, I am not looking for 1000+ words! It is suggested that you use MS Word or another word processing application that can check spelling/grammar and can show the word count.
What is the author’s main argument?
It must be more than “Columbus was/was not an imperialist.” How does the author support their claim?
You must identify both the claim and the line of reasoning for their claim.
Hint: The claim for YES is Columbus was an imperialist. The claim for NO is Columbus was not an imperialist.
This must be written in complete sentences.
Next, identify the evidence that the author uses to support their argument.
This evidence would be the sources utilized, direct quotes, specific evidence/rationale, etc.
This may be bullet-pointed.
Evaluate whether the author is effective in presenting his/her argument. You must come to a decision as a group.
This must evaluation must be at least a paragraph in length. (Written in the third person and in complete sentences.)
Use evidence to explain why, as a group, you believe the author is or is not effective in presenting his or her argument.
I need only the part saying columbus wasnt imeralist(written by Robert royal, the first part of the document saying he was I don’t need
Throughout this semester, we continue to explore two key concepts: 1) Peoplehood, and 2) Settler Colonialism. For term paper, you will explore how Settler Colonialism has impacted historically – and continues to impact today – Peoplehood among a particular Indigenous community of your choosing. Please write an essay that: Identifies one Indigenous people who have been affected by Settler Colonialism (in the U.S., Canada, New Zealand, Australia or another setting). ***Please write about the Comanche Nation Tribe.*** Describes key ways in which the four elements of Peoplehood – relationship to place, language, sacred history, and ceremonial cycle – traditionally were expressed by that people. Examine the ways in which Settler Colonialism has historically impacted each of the four elements of Peoplehood. Demonstrates the manner in which Settler Colonialism continues to reverberate within the community today. Discuss how the community has worked to maintain the elements of Peoplehood in the face of Settler Colonialism in the past and/or today. Please note, this is not merely a “history of the tribe” that you choose. Instead, you are being asked to connect and analyze that history to the concept of Settler Colonialism and its continuing impacts on the elements of Peoplehood. How did the community/culture you choose express Peoplehood? How has Settler Colonialism (its practices and/or conceptions) had an impact on that specific community? How has the community responded? Here are the specific requirements for the essay: It must be between 2,000 and 2,500 words long. Clearly and strongly address all elements of Peoplehood for the community you choose. Clearly address how Settler Colonialism has impacted each element of Peoplehood for the community you choose. You may choose any Indigenous people in the United States, Canada, New Zealand or Australia except for the Tohono O’odham, Ojibwe, Inuit or Hopi. Per the syllabus: “All writing assignments must be typed: use 1” margins, double spacing, and 11 or 12 point Times or Times New Roman font. Be sure to meet minimum page requirements for all assignments… Use whichever reference style you are most comfortable with (MLA, APA, or Chicago)—be clear, consistent, and comprehensive in citing your sources. All assignments must include in-text citations accompanied by a Works Cited page. Remember: Titles of films, books, newspapers, journals, TV series, magazines, and music albums must be italicized or underlined. Titles of book chapters, articles, songs, TV episodes, short stories, and poems must be in quotation marks.