a) At least five different community services provided by the Black Panther Party. b) The response given by Angela Davis to the question on violence asked while she was incarcerated. c)Remember this documentary was produced as the BPP was active. Its point of view differs from that implicit in most American corporative media: the US main stream insisted in portraying the BPP as violent criminals and when released the documentary was strongly rejected by members of corporative media of the US. Why is this documentary so different in its portrayal of the BPP? Make sure you read the credits they are always important to learn why a point of view is prevalent in the film we are watching. d) And¦ if you think the BLM movement is similar to the BPP. Why?
a Question 1: Monumental Architecture and Sculpture The cultures we studied this week produced architecture earthworks and monumental sculpture in addition to smaller works of art. Using your course textbook locate three examples of architecture earthworks or monumental sculpture from three different cultures listed here: Islamic Chinese Japanese or the Americas. First completely identify each structure or sculpture you would like to discuss by listing its name date and location. In a minimum of 3 well-developed paragraphs address the following questions: Who created each work of architecture or sculpture? Who commissioned its creation? What historical events or social or cultural influences affected the creation of each work? How do the visual characteristics of each work contribute to or enhance its message or meaning? Be sure to explain your ideas clearly and support them by discussing specific details about each work of architecture or monumental sculpture. Question 2: The Function of Art Objects Some of the art objects created by the cultures surveyed this week served functional roles in their society. Using your course textbook locate three such objects one each from the following: Islamic Asian (Chinese or Japanese) and African. First completely identify each object you would like to discuss by listing its name date and location. In a minimum of 2 well-developed paragraphs discuss: https://smashingessays.com/secrets-of-academic-success/
A rennaiasance 1. Discuss the ways life changed in America in the post-WWI era. To the victor¦ On April 2 1917 President Wilson gave http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/4943/. In the speech he promised that the United States would make the world safe for democracy: We shall fight for the things which we have always carried nearest our hearts”for democracy for the right of those who submit to authority to have a voice in their own governments for the rights and liberties of small nations for a universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peoples as shall bring peace and safety to all nations and make the world itself at last free. To such a task we can dedicate our lives and our fortunes everything that we are and everything that we have with the pride of those who know that the day has come when America is privileged to spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she has treasured. God helping her she can do no other. 2. How does that ideal compare to the realityof American society during this time? Readings Yawp Chapter 21 World War I and Its Aftermath and Chapter 22 A New Era https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/11/11/when-america-tried-to-deport-its-radicals
A People and a Nation by Norton et al. Chapter 23 Review 1. Americas Entry into the Conflicta. Why did so many Americans begin to rethink their isolationist views?
800-1000 words double spaced 12 pt font 1 inch margins Chicago Style footnotes word count at bottom of last page Readings Yawp Chapter 5 Revolution and Chapter 6 A New Nation https://www.ushistory.org/documents/declaration.htm https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/constitution https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/bill-of-rights-transcript
500-word The Internet has become the greatest library ever. With the good comes the bad however. In particular some concerned citizens are worried that children can too easily access websites containing inappropriate material such as pornography or racial propaganda. Several solutions to this perceived problem have emerged. One is indirect censorship through federal or state laws that criminalize the transmission of pornographic material online. Another possibility is federal or state laws requiring the use of so-called filtering programs when children are involved. In either case the battle lines are drawn. Civil libertarian groups and other free speech advocates want no censorship. Concerned parent groups think differently. How do you feel about this issue? Why? Defend your position using concrete examples. Possible Site Trips: The Council of State Governments is a good source for information on state responses to federalism issues at http://www.csg.org/index.aspx http://www.csg.org/index.aspx
250 WORD ESSAY Throughout the 1950s African Americans in northern cities grew increasingly active in opposing discrimination and in protesting white resistance to black progress in housing education and employment. Martin Luther King and others embarked on a campaign of nonviolent resistance and demonstrations which spread to the south. Some of the leadership in the Deep South responded with brutal force taking a militant stand against change and in defiance of federal legislation to grant African Americans their civil rights. In order to prepare for this discussion forum: Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 29 that support your discussion. Read the linked essayDEBATING THE PAST:The Civil Rights Movement Review the material contained in the site Responses Coming from the Civil Rights Movement. After you have completed your readings post your response to only one of the following questions: Identify and list some of the factors that contributed to the success of the Civil Rights movement. Choose one and discuss its significance to the movement and explain why you made this particular choice. Ironically the reaction of many southern whites to the civil rights activities may have actually served to help the blacks cause. Agree or Disagree with this statement. Make sure that you provide evidence to support your argument. Discussion Forum Grading Information
250 WORD ESSAY Assessing Ronald Reagan Ronald Reagan the 40th president of the United States has been described as having had a very engaging personality. Even people who disagreed with his policies found themselves drawn to his attractive and carefully honed public image. Surrounded by tough energetic administrators who insulated him from many of the pressures of the office he seemed to offer general guidance but not make specific decisions. His presidency was also mired in a series of scandals but the most damaging was the Iran-contra scandal. After a series of investigations and congressional hearings the White House conceded that it had sold weapons to the revolutionary government in Iran and used some of the money to illegally aid the Contras in Nicaragua. This was in direct violation of the Boland Amendment. In order to prepare for this discussion forum: Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 31 that support your discussion. Review material on this site on the Reagan administration. After you have completed your readings post your response to only one of the following questions In 1983 Democratic Congresswoman Pat Schroeder described Reagans presidency as Teflon-coated because scandals surrounding his presidency seem to have no effect on his individual popularity. Is this a valid assessment of Reagan and his presidency? Should Reagan (or the policies of any past presidents) be credited with the collapse of world communism or was the end of the Cold War more a result of internal developments within the Soviet Union and the nations it dominated? In order to earn the full 100 points (100%) for this assignment you must: Directly and completely answer at least ONE question. Please make sure that you clearly indicate which question you have chosen to discuss. Clearly and accurately explain your answer based on factual information contained in the assigned readings. (80 points)
250 WORD ESSAY The Fall from Grace-Watergate Richard Nixon served as Vice-President of the United States from 1953 to 1961 and as President from 1969 to 1974. He was the only person to be elected twice to boththe Presidency and Vice Presidency. In 1969 Americans had joined together in pride over the lunar landing and Neil Armstrongs walk on the moon. YetNixons personality may have played a part in his eventualdemise. He believed the United States faced grave dangers from the radicals and dissidents who were challenging his policies and he came to view any challenge as a threat to national security. As a result he created a climate in which he and those who served him could justify almost any tactics to stifle dissent and undermine the opposition. He has been described as being a devious secretive and embittered man whose White House became a series of covert activities.On August 9 1974 Richard Nixon became the first chief executive in American History to resign because of his role in the Watergate scandal. Some Americans viewed this as an indication that the system worked. They were proud of the way the US political system had weathered the crisis and peacefully transferred power. Others worried about the further erosion of popular trust and belief in their government. Regardless when he left office the nation remembered an administration that had been discredited by the Agnew and Watergate scandals. Watergate has come to define Nixons presidency. In order to prepare for this discussion forum: Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 30 that support your discussion. Read the linked essayDEBATING THE PAST:WATERGATE Read the following excerpts from the Nixon Tapes. As you read them to consider what the conversations reveal about the casual use of federal agencies for political purposes. Review the discussion on the Nixons so-called imperial Presidency at this PBS site The American President: Richard Nixon Digital History: Restraining the Imperial Presidency Identify one source that addresses the topic you choose to discuss. The source must be cited in your discussion. Additional recommended reading: Read Chapter 1 of the book All the Presidents Men available at this link. I also recommend the that youwatchthe 1976 film version. Read the following reviews and articles on Stanley Kutlers book Abuse of Power: The Exile (Review of Kutler) Russell Baker The Unraveling (Review of Kutler) Rick Perlstein Nixon Tapes (PBS chat with Kutler) After you have completed your readings post your responseto only One of the following questions: Evaluate Richard Nixons presidency. Aside from Watergate should he be considered a good president? In his 1973 book The Imperial Presidency Arthur J. Schlesinger raised the argument that the Presidency has been evolving to the point that it was out of control and was exceeding its constitutional limits. Do you agree or disagree with his arguments?
2. Freedom and Reconstruction In Unit I we read about and discussed many antebellum (pre-civil war) stories essays and documents primarily focused on slavery and the struggle to abolish slavery and free all African Americans. And in 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation abolished slavery. With Unit II we have begun to look at the stories essays and documents of post slavery and reconstruction after the Civil War. Then in 1865 The Thirteenth Amendment proclaimed that (n)either slavery nor involuntary servitude¦shall exist within the United States¦. In 1868 The Fourteenth Amendment proclaimed that (a)ll persons born or naturalized in in the United States¦are citizens of the United States¦ and that (n)o State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall nay State deprive any person of life liberty or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. In 1870 The Fifteenth Amendment proclaimed that (t)he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race color or previous condition of servitude. And so ended the slavery and inequality of the previous years right? Not so according to the many selections written from 1865 to 1919. In at least 300-350 words discuss what was seen as the continuing need to address abolition even after abolition of slavery and emancipation had been made law. Name at least 3 issues that led many people to declare that slavery was not ended. Make well-developed cited reference to at least 3 different authors. Also what extraordinary struggle faced black women? Remember thateach timeyou make reference to ideas in the text you must identify the author and the page on which that idea is stated. Also when making reference be sure to present complete thoughts and ideas from the texts and to make clear links between what youre saying and what the text is saying.