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- 02/13/2019 at 2:46 am #2376
Assistance for HIST 102 AMU week 2 forum The American West and Age of Enterprise And Industrialism, Politics, and Progressivism at the turn of the Twenty-First Century American History since 1877 American Military university is available at Domyclass
his assignment involves you answering one of the following questions with your response due by 11:55 PM Eastern Time Friday and your comments to three other students postings are due by 11:55 PM Eastern Time Sunday.
Your initial answer to the question should be between 250 – 300 words long. Include references and citations where necessary to ensure proper credit and documentation of your sources. You are welcome to include references in addition to the course textbook, just ensure that you use proper documentation. Please recall that if you are not a history major you do not have to use the Chicago Style formatting, you may use APA or MLA.
Your comments to three of your classmates need to be between 125 words and 150 words; this does not include any citations/references. This minimum requirement helps to encourage students to go beyond a standard, “I liked your post” and push them to select particular points/examples and discuss them further. Always remember to use citations in the initial post, the replies, and your answers to the follow-up questions. Specific examples and references should include citations and footnotes.
If your last name begins with the letters A through “Ba…” answer one of the two questions below.
1. Describe the reasons for and outcome of the Great Sioux War — pay particular attention to the Battle of the Little Bighorn. See the text and the following links:
You will also find information about the Sioux War in the e-book The Indian Frontier 1846-1890 available in our library.
Or, you may write about…
Geronimo and the last Indian resistance to white encroachment.
If your last name begins with the letters “Bi…” through “D” answer one of the three questions below.
2. Why is mining the key to understanding the settlement of the Far West? See the text and the following link:
Describe the impact of the Cattle Kingdom’s open range on the Old West. Pay particular attention to any contributions by Indians or Hispanics. See the text and the following links:
Describe the Oklahoma Land Rush. Pay particular attention to how whites took the land from the Indians. See the text and the following links:
If your last name begins with the letters “E” through “Go…” answer one of the two following questions.
3. How did labor strife radicalize Eugene V. Debs? Was he justified in his views? See the text and the following links:
The Radicalization of Eugene V. Debs http://socialistworker.org/2011/02/18/debs-becomes-a-socialist
Debs in the Pullman Strike: https://digital.lib.niu.edu/illinois/gildedage/chronological7 (scroll down until you find the paragraph that begins: “The industrialist George Pullman ignited the new round of labor disputes in May of 1894.”)
Biography of Debs http://www.pemmicanpress.com/articles/debs-whitehead.html
Describe the importance of ethnic neighbors in the development of urban areas. Use examples from different nationalities and races. See the text and these links:
http://prorev.com/dcblackhist.htm (You may have to copy and paste links)
If your last name begins with the letters “Gr…” through “J” answer one of the two questions below:
4. Describe the reasons and outcome of the Great Railroad Strike of 1877.
http://railroads.unl.edu/views/item/strike_77 Use the links on the right-hand side of this website for more information
Explain the rise of the Middle-class and their unique place in 19th and early 20th Century society. See the text and these links:
http://suite101.com/article/building-the-american-dream-in-the-gilded-age-a184780 (You may have to copy and paste these addresses)
If your last name begins with the letters “K…” through “M…” answer one of the two questions below:
5. Explain the reasons for and consequences of the Chinese Exclusion Act.
How did immigration effect labor during this period? What were the advantages to employers in hiring foreign labor? See the text and these links:
(You may have to copy and paste this address).
If your last name begins with the letters “N…” through “P…” answer one of the two questions below:
6. In the last quarter of the 1800s America surged into the premier spot among industrial countries. Explain the pros and cons of those captains of industry that were often referred to as “Robber Barons.”
http://www.historyisaweapon.org/defcon1/zinnbaron11.html (Good overall explanation of the period)
http://www.gilderlehrman.org/historynow/06_2010/historian4.php (Using a search engine, type in Robber Barons or Captains of Industry” and you should see the gilderlehrman site as one of your top choices.
Describe “Ward Politics” and be sure to include both the good and bad aspects of its function. What led to this particular form of politics? See the text and these links:
http://www.albany.edu/~dkw42/tweed.html (You may have to copy and paste links)
http://www.chicagonow.com/chicago-then/2012/04/chicagos-24th-ward-politics-the-old-fashioned-way/ (This article is about a later era but it so perfectly demonstrates the power of Ward Politics I have included it here.)
If your last name begins with the letters “Q…” through Z answer one of the two questions below:
7. The growth of and evolution of the Grange Movement.
Or, you may explain the Johnson County War.
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