A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin
Read the entire book and then write a book report on it:
The entire first page needs to be a summary of the book
This book report needs to help the reader understand what this book is all about. You need to talk about the main ideas and the events happening at the time. Pretend the reader has never read the book and is learning everything they need to know from your book report. Structure this essay however you want, just make sure to give every detail about the reading.
NO BIBLIOGRAPHY IS NEEDED. JUST WRITE THE ESSAY
Book: A Line in the Sand (2012) by James Barr
Read the entire book and then write a book report on it: The entire first page needs to be a summary of the book This book report needs to help the reader understand what this book is all about. You need to talk about the main ideas and the events happening at the time. Pretend the reader has never read the book and is learning everything they need to know from your book report. Structure this essay however you want, just make sure to give every detail about the reading.
NO BIBLIOGRAPHY IS NEEDED. JUST WRITE THE ESSAY
Write a Primary Source Analysis Paper on the Declaration of Sentiments which can be found on page 75 of the Roesch-Wagner text and here(https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/declaration-of-sentiments.htm).
Please review what is expected for the paper by reviewing What is a Primary Source Analysis Paper and Primary source Analysis Directions # 2.
You may also use the worksheets provided in the folder Primary Document Analysis Worksheets Folder as guides.
Read the Scholarly Voice piece as well.
2 page minimum, Times New Roman, 12 Font, 1 Inch Margins, Double Spaced. Please remember to cite your resources (You should cite at least 1 or 2). These sources can be from either of the assigned texts for from other researched sources.
When citing, you can use whichever style you are most comfortable with: MLA, APA, CHICAGO. As long as you cite!
“Write an essay (with introduction and conclusion) on the suggested topic.
Your introduction should include the thesis statement – main idea of the paper (here is more detailed explanation – https://essayshark.com/blog/how-to-write-a-thesis-statement-to-make-it-clear/). Don’t include any new information in the conclusion. It should restate the thesis statement of the paper.
Support your ideas with relevant arguments and examples (in-text citations). List 2-3 sources in the references. Make sure you stick to a required formatting style. Get benefits of these sources citationmachine.net and easybib.com.
MLA format – https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/ https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/mla_style/mla_formatting_and_style_guide/mla_in_text_citations_the_basics.html”
I just need a reply to this it doesn’t have to be long maybe 4- 8 sentences.
The main point in George Washington’s Farewell Address that resonates with me is when he discussed the two greatest dangers to American prosperity. I personally feel those are still two of the greatest dangers to America. I feel we have abandoned those hopes, because we are making treaties and agreements with foreign countries. We are militarizing foreign countries, giving them equipment, training, gear, and war strategies that could possibly be used against us.
With the Articles of Confederation, the Founding Fathers wanted to create a new model of government rather than amending the one that was already in existence. With the Constitution, they felt it was necessary to have so that it would make our government stronger as it was laid out in the Article of Confederation. I established our government and guaranteed some basic rights for citizens. Hamilton wanted to make sure the states were represented fairly, so he voted for the Constitution because he felt it would give us a centralized government.
I personally do not feel like anything should be held against our Founding Fathers. They should be viewed with more understanding based on the history that surrounded them during those times. However, I will say I think someone could have stepped away from what was considered “popular” or “the norm” and did what was right at that time. Break the mold and listen to all the “constituents” not just a certain class of people.
Overall, I would have to say George Washington is who I would have chosen most important to creation of this great workable nation. In my opinion he truly laid a foundation and left an actually “blueprint” that we are still using and maneuvering through today. He tried giving us incite into what not to do, to keep America in a prosperous position. I feel we have gone away from that and as a result we are slowly losing our title as the richest nation in the land. Alexander Hamilton was very interesting to me because he is the found of our financial system.
The pursuit of unity is common to all nations, but in history, many nations have unified for once and then fell apart and never be able to unify again. Some examples are the Mongolian Empire, the Roman Empire, Napoleon, The Ottoman Empire, The Tsarist Russia (the later Soviet Union).
The questions that need to be answered: When were these nations established? When did they fall apart? Why they could not be reunified? The reasons of rise and fall. Compare the reasons of rise and fall between each nation, are there any similarities/ patterns/ common traits?
Please note that this is just a paragraph of a research paper, so all you need to do is answer the questions, make analysis and draw a conclusion. You do not need to write a full research paper with literature review, etc.
Please stay in touch and keep me updated on the progress. Thank you.
What was your reaction to the document on Virginian indentured servitude? Would you have been willing to be an indentured servant to have the chance at a new life in the New World?
How would you explain the development of slavery in the New World? How does it relate to indentured servitude? How did the slaves develop their own way of life, and how did it affect the broader colonial society?
Also, do some research and let’s discuss the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. What do you think led to the accusations and ensuing confessions and trials? What do the primary sources tell you about the trails themselves? Did the conclusions of the Puritan leaders surprise you? Were you surprised by Ann Putnam’s confession?
Research this topic by reflecting on any social, political, linguistic, gender, economic or cultural issues on the selected topic.
It must be written double-spaced and Times Roman 12 font.
It must include at least 2 bibliographic references, whether they are magazine articles, books or electronic articles. Using Wikipedia is prohibited.
The final exam consists of one essay. The final exam is worth 15 percent of your grade and must be uploaded as a single document to the Dropbox no later than 11 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19th. I will not accept late papers. The total paper should be 5-6 pages in length (with normal margins, fonts, etc.). Follow the same guidelines you did for Paper 1 in Week 7 in terms of citations, etc.
(you must use at least THREE of the documents in the Voices of Freedom reader in constructing this response):
It’s 2021 and you’re now a 75-year-old baby boomer. But, “in the day” you (born in 1946) were active various movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Following the 1970s, you witnessed startling political transformations between the 1980s-the present (end with 2018). Explain how and why these transformations happened and what led to the elections of Reagan, Clinton, George W. Bush, Obama, and Trump. How did the United States transform so dramatically (think politically, economically, and culturally) to put Trump in the White House in 2016? In constructing your response, be sure to do/address the following:
Examine your relationship with your parents (born in the 1910s). How did your generation interact with them?
What was your childhood like in the 1950s (be sure to think about the Cold War, polio, etc. in constructing your response and look at the chapters in your textbook about affluence).
What drove your generation to protest in the 1960s/early 1970s?How/why did your generation become so active? What accounts for the rise of each of the protest movements of which you were a part? How and why did each decline?
How did so many people end up voting for Reagan in the 1980s? Where did the conservative revival come from and what were the various strains of it?
How did the Democratic Party win back Reagan voters in the 1990s? What were the economic conditions of the decade and how did that effect how people voted?
Be as specific as possible in assessing what happened from the 1990s-2013
How did globalization and the U.S.’s role in the world (both economic and political) shape the world before and after 9/11?
What led many lower and middle class whites to cast their ballots for Trump (think about economic and cultural and geographic changes)?
You must use at least THREE primary sources in constructing this response.
Throughout this course, you have completed assignments tasking you with analyzing primary sources, placing them in historical context, and discussing their significance in relation to both the past and the present. For your final assignment, you will bring everything together by choosing a current event or issue dealing with a theme relevant to the class (e.g. race relations, gender, political ideology, foreign relations, social/religious divides, popular culture)You will then deliver a formal argument answering the following prompt question:
What does historical context help us to better understand about this issue or event?
You may deliver your argument EITHER in the traditional, written format of an academic essay (approximately 1000 words) OR as an oral or audiovisual presentation (5 minutes, give or take 30 seconds). You should choose the medium in which you feel you can be the most persuasive. Whatever format you choose, I will be looking to see that you incorporate the following elements:
A clear answer to the prompt question (thesis statement)
Specific reasons/claims supporting your answer
Evidence and explanation supporting your reasons which includes:
At least 1 reliable news/magazine article on your current event or issue (aim for the green zone on the Media Bias 7.0 chart)
Relevant supporting context from class materials, your textbook, and reliable media sources and websites (again, aim for the green zone and .org/.edu sites)
Note: Where you’re doing the written or oral option, you really shouldn’t think of this as a 5-paragraph essay. College professors, as a general rule, do not like the 5 paragraph essay. We want you to decide what you want to say and then figure out how it breaks down into paragraph form. Maybe you argue 2 main points in 3 substantial paragraphs. Or make 4 points across 6 shorter paragraphs. Or 3 points in 5 paragraphs because that really makes the most sense. The goal is to deliver on the promise you make to the reader in your thesis, not to blindly follow a formula.
The following is by no means an exhaustive list of potential issues to explore. You are welcome to choose your own issue independently of this list. Just make sure that whatever issue you choose you feel confident in your ability to discuss it sensitively and objectively. Remember, this is not an opinion essay. You are making an evidence-based argument about how historical context helps us understand this issue better.
Criticism of school officials over critical race theory/1619 Project
January 6th Capitol Riot
Impact of COVID-19 on Native American communities
Border relations with Mexico
Partisan gridlock in Congress
Harriet Tubman replacing Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill
American withdrawal from Afghanistan
Religious freedom and anti-vaccine sentiment
Colin Kaepernick’s Netflix show and comments on slavery
You can review the final paper tutorial (assigned as a lecture video in Week 12) here: HIST 172 Final Paper Tutorial (19:30)