Category Archives: American History

What are 3 important achievements of the Constitutional Convention?

In Part 3 of this module/week’s reading, James McClellan describes “the Achievements of the Philadelphia Convention.” Some of the achievements that he describes relate to the following issues: the size and scope of the government, large states and small states, voting, representation, slavery, the power of the executive, and the independence of the judiciary. Based on your reading from Part 3 in the McClellan text, answer the following questions:

What are 3 important achievements of the Constitutional Convention? Which of the 3 is the most important achievement of the Constitutional Convention?

Explain your answer fully.

What issues led to the Louisiana Purchase.

What issues led to the Louisiana Purchase. Why was Jefferson reluctant to agree to the purchase? Why did he ultimately agree to it? What impact did the purchase and the resultant Lewis and Clark expedition have on developing the United States west of the Mississippi? Give specific examples to support your stance and be sure to provide the relevant facts and citations for your answer.

*** approximately 250-500 words in length. Students must respond in a thoughtful and in-depth way.  Must use Scholarly sources

***Please use provided sources***

***Class textbook for Bos Mas 1&2:  Shi, D. America, The Essential Learning Edition with Access Code. 2nd edition. 2018 W. W. Norton & Co. 

https://d1lexza0zk46za.cloudfront.net/coursepacks/history/amerele2/docs/AMERELE2_CH07_WIAA.pdf

Exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, 1804-1807

https://wwnorton.com/college/history/america-essential-learning/maps_units/chapter_07/ch07map01

Describe/explain today’s state (condition) of African America in terms of the disparities (compared to the white population) in the areas of employment, health, incarceration, wealth and politics/power.

Describe/explain today’s state (condition) of African America in terms of the disparities (compared to the white population) in the areas of employment, health, incarceration, wealth and politics/power. Did the slavery experience contribute to these disparities between Blacks and whites; how so or how not so? Despite the disparities, what do you see as specific current strengths (Hip-hop, elected officials, Black live matters movement, etc.) of the African American community and how do these strengths specifically work to relieve the relatively poor state/condition of African America?

Assume you are an eligible voter in 1828 (and if you don’t know who’s eligible, look into it!). Give me three specific reasons for voting FOR Jackson; then give me three specific reasons to vote AGAINST him.

Assume you are an eligible voter in 1828 (and if you don’t know who’s eligible, look into it!).  Give me three specific reasons for voting FOR Jackson; then give me three specific reasons to vote AGAINST him.  Try to keep your pros and cons relevant to the time.  Criticizing Jackson for not promising to end slavery, for instance, would be unreasonable, since that wasn’t a political option even worth mentioning at the time.  On the other hand, if you don’t like elitist institutions, you could certainly champion him for opposing the Bank of the United States, and for presenting himself as the advocate for the common man.

Give at least a paragraph to each pro, and each con.  Don’t just make an assertion without backing it up.  And,….

For the purposes of Essay II, please complete Chapter 21 D, the assigned Chap 22 reading and the assigned documents on The Great Depression.

Question

For the purposes of Essay II,  please complete Chapter 21 D, the assigned Chap 22 reading and the assigned documents on The Great Depression.

Prompt

First, based on the articles “Reporting the Plight of Depression Families” Martha Gellhorn, (Field  Report to Harry Hopkins, 1934)_ “Labor Organizer Describes Latino Plight in America” (Luisa Moreno, Caravans of Sorrow, 1940) p. 625-628, describe what the Great Depression was like for working class  Americans.

Then, in the second part of your essay, based on 22-2: “President Inspires Depressed Nation with Promise of Action” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address (1933), explain how Roosevelt tried to use his speech to address the needs of Americans. Describe in detail two specific policies that he that he promoted as a means of addressing their concerns. (See Chapter….