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HIST 405 all Weeks discussions ,quizzes and assignments – Complete Course

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HIST 405 week 1

 

The Cost of Expansion (graded)

 
Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured servants as they had in the past? How would you describe the differences between slaves and indentured servants

 

Colonial Identities (graded)

 
The colonies of New England, the Mid –Atlantic and the Upper and Lower South developed their own forms of culture, conduct and commerce. Given the choice, where would you have preferred to live?

 

HIST 405 week 2

 

The American Revolution (graded)
How did the British colonists evolve from good citizens to revolutionaries who could compose and back something as special as the Declaration of Independence? What were the causes of the American Revolution?

 

Confederation and Constitution (graded)
What were the main problems with the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787? How did the national government under the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation?

 

HIST 405 week 3

 

The Market Revolution (graded)
Discuss America’s transportation revolution that took place during the first half of the 1800s, including the development of roads, canals, railroads, and steamboats. How did they contribute to the “market revolution?” Elaborate.

 

discussion 2

 

Manifest Destiny (graded)

 
Why did the Mexican War of 1846 take place? Was the war necessary? Was it a good thing? What does this war tell us about this period of American history? Was it God’s plan that the U.S. extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific, or were imperialists looking for a way to defend what they planned to do anyway? Elaborate.

 

HIST 405week 4

 

In the beginning, each side in the Civil War believed the war would be brief and that their side would win. What advantages did each side hold that made them feel this way? Elaborate.

 

Reconstruction (graded)
Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president, and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction.

 

HIST 405 week 5

 

America and the Industrial Revolution (graded)
Describe the basic industries of America’s Industrial Revolution and explain what made the men who controlled them so successful. Select one industry to argue your point (such as the petroleum industry). Were the men who dominated this industry “robber barons,” as some suggested, or simply good businessmen

 

Imperialism and America (graded)
Discuss the events that drew the United States into World War I. To what extent did ethnicity play a role in America’s neutrality from1914-1917? How significant was America’s contribution to the war effort? Elaborate Explain your answer.

 

HIST 405 week 6

 

The Great Depression (graded)
What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since? Can you see any modern parallels to the Great Depression? Elaborate.

 

World War II (graded)
What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your answer.

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HIST 405 week 5

 

America and the Industrial Revolution (graded)
Describe the basic industries of America’s Industrial Revolution and explain what made the men who controlled them so successful. Select one industry to argue your point (such as the petroleum industry). Were the men who dominated this industry “robber barons,” as some suggested, or simply good businessmen

 

Imperialism and America (graded)
Discuss the events that drew the United States into World War I. To what extent did ethnicity play a role in America’s neutrality from1914-1917? How significant was America’s contribution to the war effort? Elaborate Explain your answer.

 

HIST 405 week 6

 

The Great Depression (graded)
What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since? Can you see any modern parallels to the Great Depression? Elaborate.

 

World War II (graded)
What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your answer.

This section lists options that can be used to view responses.

 

HIST 405 week 7

 

The Cold War and America (graded)
How did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the United States during the 1950s? In particular, how do you explain McCarthyism and the Red Scare? Can you think of any modern parallels to these events, when fear and paranoia threatened basic American liberties? Elaborate.

 

discussion 2

 

Discuss how you see the “war on terrorism” as of this date. Do you think the United States should be engaged in such a war? Give reasons for or against this war and whether or not we are giving up our own principles to wage it.

 

quizzes

(TCO 4) Which of the following made up the largest segment of Spain’s colonial population by the 1700s?
Spanish
Africans
Indians
Mestizos (multiracial)
Question 2. Question : (TCO 1) Profits from tobacco had what effect on Virginia?
Land in Virginia became very expensive.
Many colonists, including indentured servants, decided to move to Virginia.
Settlers persuaded Native Americans to vacate the colony.
The Jamestown colony rapidly declined and lost people.
Question 3. Question : (TCO 1) What made Rhode Island unique?
Religious dissenters founded the colony.
Colonists bought the land from Native Americans.
Suspected witches were tried and executed there.
Colonists agreed to separate church and state.
Question 4. Question : (TCO 4) Slave traders from the colonies
supported the kidnapping of Africans.
directly seized Africans for enslavement.
worked to remedy the poor conditions of the Middle Passage.
profited from the poor conditions of the Middle Passage.
Question 5. Question : (TCO 2) The Great Awakening led to
The Enlightenment.
the strengthening of evangelical sects, such as the Baptists.
declining interest in religion.
scientific discoveries.
Question 6. Question : (TCO 2) After Britain issued the Intolerable Acts, colonists punished anyone supporting British policies or officials by
dunking them in water.
hanging them upside down.
putting them in the stocks.
covering them with tar and feathers.
Question 7. Question : (TCO 2) In the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson refers to the natural rights due to every citizen as
life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
independent liberty.
Paine’s freedoms.
radical power.
Question 8. Question : (TCO 2) The Patriots would not have won the Battle of Yorktown and the American Revolution without help from
Spanish explorers.
Germans.
the French.
Native Americans.
Question 9. Question : (TCO 9) Congress called a convention to revise the Articles of Confederation because
states wanted the power to regulate commerce.
state governments called for a new constitution.
the federal government wanted states to collect taxes.
the federal government needed to be made stronger.
Question 10. Question : (TCO 1) The Three-Fifths Compromise benefited _____ states.
large
small
Northern
Southern
Question 11. Question : (TCOs 1 and 2) Identify and analyze major actions taken by the English Parliament during the 1760s that angered the colonists, and discuss specifically at least one act that dealt with what the colonists viewed as unfair taxation. Then discuss the significance to the colonists of the Tea Act and the Coercive Acts and why these particularly galled the colonists. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer.

 

HIST 405 week 4

 

(TCO 3) Who extolled the equality of conditions in his book Democracy in America?
Lafayette.
Andrew Jackson.
de Tocqueville.
Thomas Jefferson.
Question 2. Question :
(TCO 3) In the early 19th century, the largest source of European immigration came from
Germany.
Poland.
England.
Ireland.
Question 3. Question :
(TCO 1) Slavery expanded with the growth of
freight shipment.
public education.
cotton plantations.
northern industries.
Question 4. Question :
(TCO 3) How did emigrants traveling west gain security?
Federal troops traveled with them.
They traveled in groups to help each other.
They crossed the land in winter to avoid contact with Indians.
Missionaries went ahead of them to convert Indians.
Question 5. Question :
(TCO 3) Who led the Texans in drawing Santa Anna into a trap at the Battle of Jacinto?
Stephen F. Austin
Jim Bowie
Sam Houston
Davy Crockett
Question 6. Question :
(TCO 2) In the 1848 election, why were Whigs and Democrats forced to take a stand on slavery?
The Free-Soil Party’s goal was to keep slavery out of the territories.
The Free-Soil Party wanted to abolish slavery in the South.
The Free-Soil Party supported popular sovereignty.
Popular sovereignty was no longer a viable option.
Question 7. Question :
(TCO 3) Immediately prior to Bleeding Kansas, what kind of government had been established in the Kansas-Nebraska territory?
Kansas had an antislavery government, and Nebraska had a pro-slavery government.
Kansas had only an antislavery government.
a Kansas had only pro-slavery government.
Two opposing governments were established in Kansas.
Question 8. Question :
(TCO 2) What law was found to be unconstitutional in the Dred Scott decision?
The personal liberties laws
The Wilmot Provision
The Missouri Compromise
The Kansas-Nebraska Act
Question 9. Question :
(TCO 8) Lee’s smaller army defeated McClellan’s larger force and kept Union troops out of Richmond because
Lee was lucky.
McClellan surrendered.
Lee found McClellan’s battle plans.
McClellan was too cautious.
Question 10. Question :
(TCO 8) Why did President Lincoln want Grant commanding the Union army after the Battle of Gettysburg?
He wanted to give Grant a chance to prove himself.
He knew victory required the destruction of the Confederate Army and its source of supplies.
He had heard that Grant had recruited more Union troops.
He thought the South would surrender.
Question 11. Question :
(TCO 2) Identify and analyze the Dred Scott Decision. Be sure to discuss the political reaction to this decision. Then analyze the election of 1860 and how the controversy over slavery divided the party into northern and southern branches. Analyze the ascendency of Abraham Lincoln to the presidency. Be sure to use enough details to support your answer.

 

HIST 405 week 6

 

(TCO 10) Many immigrants came to the U.S. to avoid
inexpensive land.
political revolutions.
religious freedom.
plentiful employment.
Question 2. Question : (TCO 2) The primary reason that people moved to cities was to
learn English.
find a job.
open a store.
join a settlement house.
Question 3. Question : (TCO 6) The gold standard was
the replacement of gold coins with silver coins.
a measure of a politician’s achievement while in office.
the ideal balance between tariffs and prices.
a political issue in the 1896 Presidential election.
Question 4. Question : (TCO 10) Which reformer led the effort to provide birth control for women?
Jane Addams
Margaret Sanger
Walter Rauschenbusch
Francis Ellen Watkins
Question 5. Question : (TCO 6) What surprise military action helped shorten the Spanish-American War?
The defeat of Emilio Aguinaldo and Filipino nationalists
The arrival of Theodore Roosevelt’s rough riders
The capture of Guantanamo Bay
The attack by Dewey on the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay
Question 6. Question : (TCO 7) What nation informed American authorities about the Zimmermann note?
Germany
Great Britain
Mexico
Russia
Question 7. Question : (TCO 7) During World War I, which of these did the Germans use against British ships?
Radar
Convoys
Airplanes
Submarines
Question 8. Question : (TCO 11) The popularity of the automobile in the 1920s led to a(n)
increase in commercial air travel.
decrease in the number of motels.
increase in bridge and tunnel construction to link cities to suburbs
decline in steel production in the U.S.
Question 9. Question : (TCO 11) What brought the Harding Administration to an end?
President Harding was impeached.
President Harding was defeated in the 1924 election.
President Harding died of a heart attack.
President Harding resigned in response to the Teapot Dome scandal.
Question 10. Question : (TCO 11) The Great Depression affected
only American farmers.
only the U.S. economy.
only the U.S. and European economies.
the global economy.
Question 11. Question : (TCOs 6 and 7) Identify and explain at least two major reasons for the growing call
in the late 1800s for the United States to become a global empire. Then identify and describe one of the first events that signaled the beginning of American imperialism. Make sure you use enough details to support your answer.

 

HIST 405 assignments

 

Webliography #1 (due Week 2)
Search the Internet for scholarly articles on the debate surrounding the composition and ratification of the Constitution. These can be primary or secondary sources but should come from academic sources. Recommended sites include: state constitutions drafted after the American Revolution; correspondence from significant colonial figures (e.g., John Dickinson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and others); the Virginia and/or New Jersey Plan; the Federalist Papers, and so on. These entries will provide a valuable resource for your first historical essay.
See Doc Sharing for general instructions on Webliography entries.
Submit your assignment to the Dropbox located on the silver tab at the top of this page. For instructions on how to use the Dropbox, read thesestep-by-step instructions or watch this TutorialDropbox Tutorial.
See the Syllabus section “Due Dates for Assignments & Exams” for due date information.

 

Historical Essay #1: Confederation and Constitution (due Week 4)
As depression struck the new nation in the mid-1780s, new questions arose about the nature of American democracy. Many conservatives believed that the answer lay in a stronger national government. Most radicals believed it was up to the states to relieve the financial burden of the people. These sentimen

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