Your essays should use MANY, SPECIFIC historical examples (arguments, people, documents, events) to illustrate your points. I suggest writing about 2.5 pages (800 words) per essay.
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Due: Thursday, March 5 at 2pm // 100 points total Your midterm exam will consist of multiple-choice questions (in a separate place) and the following short essay questions. A grading rubric is attached to this dropbox. Each short essay should reflect your thinking, but should draw on evidence (proof that your ideas are accurate) from the following sources: All Lectures – I do not distribute slides from class Foner, Give Me Liberty! • Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 Dana Frank, Women Strikers Occupy Chain Stores, Win Big: The 1937 Woolworth’s Sit-Down. Primary Sources on Blackboard • Wells on Lynching • Chief Joseph • Strong, “Our Country” • Aguinaldo on American Imperialism • Ryan, A Living Wage • Eastman, “Birth Control…” • Congress Debates Immigration Films/Documents from Class • Sharecropping Contract • Literacy Test • Slavery by Another Name • Our Spirits Don’t Speak • Film on Uprising of 20,000 • Catt, “Open Address to Congress” • Spargo, “Bitter Cry of Children” • Eugene Debs, “Canton, Ohio” • March of the Bonus Army • Tulsa Race Massacre film • Great Depression speeches Essays (35 points each) – Choose two Your essays should use MANY, SPECIFIC historical examples (arguments, people, documents, events) to illustrate your points. I suggest writing about 2.5 pages (800 words) per essay. Each should have a clear thesis, be supported by specific evidence, and be well organized. Use direct quotes sparingly, or not at all. Use examples from ALL of the assigned texts to construct a full, detailed answer to the questions. 1. In an era of reconstruction and expansion from the time after the Civil War through the early 1900s, many Americans experienced a tremendous expansion of opportunities, while others saw their freedoms severely limited. How did “race” shape the experiences of African Americans and indigenous people (in the American West and the Philippines)? How was the language and practice of white supremacy embedded in the emergence of Jim Crow, the “Plains Wars” and boarding schools, and the Spanish-American-Filipino War? 2. The turn of the 20th century saw many clashes, including those between workers and bosses, veterans and the military and federal government, and suffragists and conservative officials. From the Gilded Age until the early 1930s, in what ways were Americans’ freedoms limited by those in power? How were these limitations related to the assumptions of “Laissez-faire” economic philosophies? It may be helpful to think about how freedoms were limited by race, immigration status, gender, and economic class. At the same time, many of the limits on freedoms challenged by a variety of activists, and reformers. How did they challenge the policies and practices of the powerful? * This is a big question, so make sure you choose your examples carefully and write in a concise manner. 3. The World War 1, the Roaring Twenties, and the Great Depression were all critical moments in American history, and each created specific domestic environments that shaped a variety of laws, policies, and events. What were the impacts of World War 1, the 1920s, and the Great Depression within the United States for different American citizens and residents? Format Your essays should be typed, double-spaced, have 1-inch margins, and have an 11-12-point font. You do not need a cover page or bibliography. One document with two essays should be submitted as a .doc/x or .pdf file. Citation requirements When you are incorporating the ideas of others, you must use citations. When you are directly quoting the words of others, you must use quotation marks AND citations with page numbers. Use in-text citations, such as: • (Frank, p. 14) • (Aguinaldo on American Imperialism) • (1302 Notes – Hard Times, part 1 2/25/20) What not to do Do NOT use sources from outside of this class (i.e. internet, library books). Using anyone else’s ideas without crediting them is plagiarism – and will result in failure of the assignment (or worse). No more than 10% of your essays should be direct quotes. Below is a writing sample, so you are able to see an example of correct citations and formatting.