The assignment is that you write a short biography of a person who lived and worked in the United States between 1900 and 1940, explaining how and why the message of the person’s life that you have selected provides testimony witnessing the injustices confronting workers of his or her or their historical period.
You may not select a famous leader but must describe a person who was a worker in a particular occupation, industry or social movement that gave meaning to work and workers’ destiny in the Twentieth Century.
Answering this question means looking beyond what a person has said or not said about their life. The challenge is to examine the message that you discern in actions, decisions, what the person experienced and/or what the person suffered and/or tried to change.
must include the following:
Statement of the Message of the subject’s Life & Reason Why You Chose the person.
Movements or Persons that Influenced your Subject.
Labor Issue(s) that affected your subject.
Events that the subject witnessed.
Decisions or actions or ideas that best express the subject’s Message.
Conclusion stating why your subject is relevant today.
At least three different sources grounding your subject in the history of their time.
Primary Sources: Relevant texts produced (e.g. journal, letters or speeches) by or influential in the life of your subject; or, relevant objects (clothing, possessions like books, tools or medical records) as well as statements, technologies that existed at the time when your subject lived.
Secondary Sources: Full-length books such as biographies, films and other works of art such as portraits and sculpture, as well as research articles analyzing the twentieth-century person whom you have chosen as your subject. Secondary sources are usually created after the period in which your subject lived and intend to explain or assess historical significance.
-Determine and explain a theme for the documentaries you chose.(80 points)
-Show how that theme is present in ALL THREE DOCUMENTARIES you chose. (240 points)
-Discuss how this theme is present in your own experience as a person who is living in the U.S. during
this time of cultural awakening and conflict. (80 points)
-Proper use of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, italics, and quotation marks (75 points)
-Writing that clearly exhibits your point (50 points)
-Proper use of MLA format to cite
The 3 documentaries & themes are:
– Ethic Notions & Color Adjustment (Theme: Controlling the Perception)
– The Black Press (Theme: Speaking Truth to Power)
-13th (Theme: Legal Slavery)
documentary for this week is 17 years old, but the issues that Frontline explored in 2005 are still revenant to the our society today. Additionally, according to a 2014 study of Los Angeles County, the average cost of jailing an individual with serious mental illness exceeds $48,500 per year. By comparison, the price tag for providing Assertive Community Treatment, or ACT, and supportive housing— one of the most intensive, comprehensive, and successful intervention models in use today—amounts to less than $20,500 annually, just two-fifths the cost of jail.
Why do you think we’ve not adopted more community based supports as alternative to prison or jail? What are the barriers you see? What do you think can be done to start changing the paradigm?
This assignment is the second in a series of 4 assignments on the same topic, due in Weeks 2, 5, 8, and 10. The assignments build upon each other.
Assume you are an investigative reporter for a major publication (magazine or newspaper) who has been assigned to research important issues (ethnic, racial, gender, or class) that are causing problems and affecting people in a local area, workplace, or specific part of the world. Your goal is to provide both an in-depth analysis of and put a human face on this issue by writing a series of articles that the editor plans to publish in two major parts. For this assignment, you will write Part 1 of your series of articles, which focuses on the history, current issues, problems caused by the issues, and proposed changes.
Part 2, due in Week 8, will focus on the benefits and challenges of the proposed change(s) as well as responses to the challenges. You will include the feedback you receive on both articles from your editor/professor in your presentation due in Week 10, in which you will be required to provide a summary of your articles in a PowerPoint or Google Slide presentation for a meeting of the National Association of Journalists.
Your professor will act as your editor and provide guidance as you refine your topic area and articles.
Write a 5–6 pages (or approximately 1,300–1,400 words) in which you:
In the first 1–2 paragraphs, introduce the topic area you chose in Week 2 with a quote, question, and/or statistic (from your credible sources), along with an overview and a thesis statement. (Grab the reader’s interest.)
Explain 3–5 major historical factors (social events/attitudes, wars, laws, economy, political environment, et cetera) in the past 50–100 years that have contributed to the current issue(s) and problems for this topic area. Explain how historical factors impact current issues.
Analyze 3–5 major current issues/problems (economic, social, political, legal, et cetera) for this topic area.
Describe 1–2 groups of people affected by the issue/problem, including 2–3 quotes and/or paraphrased comments from the people affected (from your reliable sources).
Propose 2–3 changes (economic, social, political, legal, et cetera) that could possibly improve the situation. (Changes can be proposed and extracted from examples from other countries, localities, or workplaces that you found in your reliable sources.) Explain the interventions attempted to rectify the issue.
Include 5 or more credible and reliable references in addition to the textbook
Discussion #8: The decision to drop the atomic bomb.
Critics have charged that the United States was morally irresponsible in using the atomic weapons against Japan during World War II. Were the United States’ actions justified?
In order to prepare for this discussion forum:
Review and identify relevant sections of Chapter 26 to support your discussion.
Read the DEBATING THE PAST: THE DECISION TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMB.
In 2005 a group of historians held a mock trial-Hiroshima: Truman on Trial.
After you have completed your readings post your answers to only ONE of the following questions.
What are the explanations that have been offered in support of dropping the atomic bomb? What is your response to these explanations? Make sure that you provide specific support from your readings.
What are the arguments that have been presented against using the atomic bomb? What is your response to these arguments? Make sure that you provide specific support from your readings.
Review the trial and cast your verdict. How do you find President Truman? Guilty or Not Guilty? Discuss why you reached that decision.
Discussion #7: Where should we place the blame for the Great Depression?
Where should we place the blame? Economists believe the Great Depression was caused by the weaknesses in the 1920s economy, but the person whose name will be forever linked to the depression is President Herbert Hoover. Personally blaming him for the crisis, Americans started to call the shantytowns set up by unemployed people “Hoovervilles.”
In order to prepare for this: line-height:
Review and identify the relevant sections of Chapter 25 that address these topics and support.
Read the linked post DEBATING THE PAST: CAUSES OF THE GREAT DEPRESSION: Where Historians Disagree
Read America’s Great Depression: www.amatecon.com/gd/gdcandc.html
Read Digital History: Sections Why it Happened to President Hoover http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/teachers/lesson_plans/pdfs/unit9.pdf
After you have completed your response to only ONE of the following questions.
Hoover’s presidency will be forever shadowed by the Great Depression. Is it fair to blame Hoover’s actions or inaction for the Great Depression?
Should we compare Presidents Hoover and President Roosevelt’s attempts to deal with the depression?
Length tips–To answer these topics completely, it takes a minimum of 350 words. Use the topic questions and the scoring rubric to see if your draft responds fully to all parts of the question. A complete thoughtful answer is more important than word count.
Topics, Choose one
Compare the advantages and disadvantages of act-utilitarianism and virtue ethics. Which do you think is the better theory? How would you combine the two approaches to fashion a better theory?
Suppose you have an opportunity to either: (1) send $800 to an area suffering from famine to save a dozen people from starvation or (2) give the money to your little sister to buy books for college. Which would you do? Why? Explain which moral theory aligns with your decision making process.
According to Kant, why is breaking a promise or lying immoral? Do you agree with his reasoning? Why or why not? Can you imagine a case where one ought to lie or break a promise? Explain.
Discussion Question: Must be at 300 words.
Examine the implications of colonialism on American universities. From your examination of this topic, how did this influence shape the universities of the time and what impact has it made on colleges and universities today?
Discussion Question: Must be at 300 words.
Examine republican influences on American universities. From your examination of this topic, how did this influence shape the universities of the time and what impact has it made on colleges and universities today?
By the following mercantilism, the British government thought their policies would strengthen the empire. What factors helped to blunt the impact of mercantilism and cause unrest in the colonies? How might the problems contribute to the American desire for independence?
Discuss the use of satire in Candide. How does Voltaire highlight injustices in the 18th century? Is this effective? Explain. Base your analysis on the themes and concepts from the readings and lectures. Provide evidence for any arguments you make with quotes and paraphrases accompanied by in-text citations and a Works Cited page. Any outside sources must be properly cited. 500 Words.
The assignment should be double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman font, with one-inch margins
Use MLA for citing references and quotations
Due: Sunday at 11:59 p.m. ET