"There are two types of education. One should teach us how to make a living, and the other how to live..."

--John Adams

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015 Lesson

When you come to class, you will need a computer or you may hand write the answers to the questions below. You may use the entire class period. Please number which question you answer in your HW. Please read the directions below and do the following. This is an in class assignment and it can be typed, but YOU must print your answers. You may use your notes from the course of the year, or you may look up information on www.history.com , but you may not look outside of History Channel! 

Please choose to answer ANY ONE question below.  Explain your answer in as much detail as possible and please write in complete sentences.  Treat this as it were an in-class essay and provide all details you can.  You may write in the first person (I, me, our, us, etc).  The more you write, the better you will do.  Do not write a billion run-on sentences, and break your ideas up into paragraphs.  You should be able to write at least two paragraphs...These questions are based off your opinion.  

  1. What inventions do you think have been the most important in U.S. history and why?
  2. Many historians debate whether or not the U.S. has seen continual progress throughout its history, or if there have been moments of back-peddling or regression. How do you define progress in history? Do you think the U.S. has always progressed? Explain.
  3. If you could interview one American about our nation’s past, who would it be, and why.  Provide at least three questions you would ask them, and what do you think their responses might be? Why?
  4. How has war helped/hurt American prosperity since the nation’s beginnings.  Provide some examples in your explanation.   (Rev. War, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Cold War, Korea, Vietnam, War on Terror, etc)
  5. How could the United States’ helped the Native Americans retain/keep their tribal identity?
  6. Should business be regulated closely by the government? If so, why & how much? If not, why not?
  7. Does the government need to respond to help the needy?  Why/Why not?  Explain programs that have helped the people.
  8. When the United States dropped the atomic bombs on Japan in August 1945, they essentially changed world warfare.  How did the U.S. change world warfare, and is this change for the better or worse of mankind?  Explain your answer.
  9. Is it the United States’ responsibility to be the world’s “policeman”?  Why should/shouldn’t they be?
  10. Has the election of the first African American president (Barack Obama) ben a pivotal and culminating moment for the civil rights movement and race relations in the United States?  Consider the most recent events in American history (Ferguson, MO, and Trayvon Martin, etc)

This is a Quiz and HW grade due 

NO LATER than Monday, April 27, 2015 by 3:30 PM