Thursday, March 20, 2008
Finish reading and copious notes for Chapter 22 of Out of Many.
For your blog -
Read Chapter 8 of The Story of American Freedom by Friday 3/28.
In Chapter 8 of The Story of American Freedom, Eric Foner explains that "the enlistment of democracy and freedom as ideological war weapons, qualities that set the country apart from German authoritarianism, inevitably inspired demands for their expansion at home."
In your opinion, why did American social movements gain momentum during the period leading up to and immediately following the Great War. Reference at least three achievements of social movements to support your answer.
Be prepared to have a seminar on this chapter on Friday 3/28.
Sunday, March 16, 2008
1) Consider what you know about World War I, the current War on Terror and global conflict in general. Then read an article from section I and II (read more if you like.) The hand out entitiled "Why did the US enter WWI" from last week will be helpful as well.
A) bulleted outline of key historical perspectives on the US' role in WWI, requires Acrobat reader
b) Describes public opinion and the historical impact of US foreign policy in the Great Wardiscussion of US public opinion on American involvement in WWI
c) discussion of US public opinion on American involvement in WWI
II) IraqD)"Just War or Just a War" by former US President Jimmy Carter, New York Times, 2003
(argues against continued US occupation and war in Iraq)
E) "Fighting a Just War in Iraq" by Joseph Locatone, The Heritage Foundation, 2003
http://www.heritage.org/Research/Iraq/wm251.cfm(argues in favor of continued US occupation and war in Iraq)
F) "A War We Just Might Win" by Michael O' Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack, New York Times, 2007
(offers analysis of US' effectiveness in Iraq)
2) Respond to the following questions. Include details from the articles and class as evidence of your work:
- What makes a war just?
- Was the US justified in it's decision to aid and ultimately join the Allied Powers in the Great War?
- Is the US' involvement in Iraq just? Compare and contrast these conflicts and the US' role in them.
(Note - this assignment is intended to be analytical and maybe controversial, it's OK for us to disagree, but please maintain academic decorum and respect for one another's views.)
200 word minimumPlease respond to at least one other post
Due friday 3/21 by 5:00 p.m. (we don't have school that day.)
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
B) Puerto Rico
Due Friday 3/7 before class.
Refer to different social classes, cultural and political groups on a national and international level.
Prepare notes and questions based on this chapter and your text readings on imperialism at the turn of the century.