Category Archives: American History

The different types of stereotypes of minorities and women in media.

Instructions:

This assignment will demonstrate the different genres, characters, documentaries, TV editing, special effects and stereotypes that focus on TV shows from 1950-1997.

Charles Ramirez-Berg, (Links to an external site.) Sr. Professor of Radio-Television-Film at the University of Texas at Austin, has researched and written of the different types of stereotypes of minorities and women in media.

For this assignment, you will discuss these stereotypes on women, children and minorities; and write a two-page analytical paper (full pages) that will consist of two(2) TV shows review from the list shown below and will include the following:

*Format must be  in Chicago style (Links to an external site.)(20 points will be deducted if MLA or APA are used on this paper)

*(10 points will be deducted if wrong format is used)

*Include the name of the characters,….

What are 3 important achievements of the Constitutional Convention?

In Part 3 of this module/week’s reading, James McClellan describes “the Achievements of the Philadelphia Convention.” Some of the achievements that he describes relate to the following issues: the size and scope of the government, large states and small states, voting, representation, slavery, the power of the executive, and the independence of the judiciary. Based on your reading from Part 3 in the McClellan text, answer the following questions:

What are 3 important achievements of the Constitutional Convention? Which of the 3 is the most important achievement of the Constitutional Convention?

Explain your answer fully.

What issues led to the Louisiana Purchase.

What issues led to the Louisiana Purchase. Why was Jefferson reluctant to agree to the purchase? Why did he ultimately agree to it? What impact did the purchase and the resultant Lewis and Clark expedition have on developing the United States west of the Mississippi? Give specific examples to support your stance and be sure to provide the relevant facts and citations for your answer.

*** approximately 250-500 words in length. Students must respond in a thoughtful and in-depth way.  Must use Scholarly sources

***Please use provided sources***

***Class textbook for Bos Mas 1&2:  Shi, D. America, The Essential Learning Edition with Access Code. 2nd edition. 2018 W. W. Norton & Co. 

https://d1lexza0zk46za.cloudfront.net/coursepacks/history/amerele2/docs/AMERELE2_CH07_WIAA.pdf

Exploration of the Louisiana Purchase, 1804-1807

https://wwnorton.com/college/history/america-essential-learning/maps_units/chapter_07/ch07map01

Describe/explain today’s state (condition) of African America in terms of the disparities (compared to the white population) in the areas of employment, health, incarceration, wealth and politics/power.

Describe/explain today’s state (condition) of African America in terms of the disparities (compared to the white population) in the areas of employment, health, incarceration, wealth and politics/power. Did the slavery experience contribute to these disparities between Blacks and whites; how so or how not so? Despite the disparities, what do you see as specific current strengths (Hip-hop, elected officials, Black live matters movement, etc.) of the African American community and how do these strengths specifically work to relieve the relatively poor state/condition of African America?

Assume you are an eligible voter in 1828 (and if you don’t know who’s eligible, look into it!). Give me three specific reasons for voting FOR Jackson; then give me three specific reasons to vote AGAINST him.

Assume you are an eligible voter in 1828 (and if you don’t know who’s eligible, look into it!).  Give me three specific reasons for voting FOR Jackson; then give me three specific reasons to vote AGAINST him.  Try to keep your pros and cons relevant to the time.  Criticizing Jackson for not promising to end slavery, for instance, would be unreasonable, since that wasn’t a political option even worth mentioning at the time.  On the other hand, if you don’t like elitist institutions, you could certainly champion him for opposing the Bank of the United States, and for presenting himself as the advocate for the common man.

Give at least a paragraph to each pro, and each con.  Don’t just make an assertion without backing it up.  And,….

For the purposes of Essay II, please complete Chapter 21 D, the assigned Chap 22 reading and the assigned documents on The Great Depression.

Question

For the purposes of Essay II,  please complete Chapter 21 D, the assigned Chap 22 reading and the assigned documents on The Great Depression.

Prompt

First, based on the articles “Reporting the Plight of Depression Families” Martha Gellhorn, (Field  Report to Harry Hopkins, 1934)_ “Labor Organizer Describes Latino Plight in America” (Luisa Moreno, Caravans of Sorrow, 1940) p. 625-628, describe what the Great Depression was like for working class  Americans.

Then, in the second part of your essay, based on 22-2: “President Inspires Depressed Nation with Promise of Action” (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address (1933), explain how Roosevelt tried to use his speech to address the needs of Americans. Describe in detail two specific policies that he that he promoted as a means of addressing their concerns. (See Chapter….

The ASI article mentions that Smart-beta-ESG strategies would provide better investment performance. Do you agree to it? Why or why not?

1.The ASI article mentions about the superiority of Smart Beta Strategies. Please explain why these they are better than those strategies in relation to simple CAPM.

2.The ASI article mentions that Smart-beta-ESG strategies would provide better investment performance. Do you agree to it? Why or why not?

3.Suppose that you are interested in replicating this Smart-beta-ESG strategy. Please suggest how you construct a portfolio with identified securities (including funds) and their portfolio weights. These securities must be tradable in international stock exchanges (such as those in HK, USA, Europe and Japan). Your solution should be supported with empirical evidence.

Discuss the similarities and differences between the social, economic, and political philosophies of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists on the one hand and Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans (Anti-Federalists) on the other.

Using the primary texts: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom –1786Brutus I –Brutus 1787Federalists I-Publius Alexander Hamilton 1787Speech on Amendments to the ConstitutionProperty-James Madison 1792Farewell Address-George Washington 1796

Write a 500-1000-word essay that fully answers the following prompt:Discuss the similarities and differences between the social, economic, and political philosophies of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalists on the one hand and Thomas Jefferson and the Republicans (Anti-Federalists) on the other. Why did these political factions emerge? How did each view the other? From what segments of society did each faction draw its support? How did each faction view slavery? Was this the precursor to the debate over slavery in the Antebellum period?You will need to explain the historical context in which these texts were written, based on what you have….

Compare the settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts in regard to their founding religion, form of government, and landholding patterns.

Compare the settlements of Virginia and Massachusetts in regard to their founding religion, form of government, and landholding patterns. Use specific examples to make your argument about why the two societies had similar or vastly different cultures or both. Be clear on which of the society you are discussing and, as always, be sure to include citations for everything.

*** approximately 250-500 words in length. Students must respond in a thoughtful and in-depth way.  Must use Scholarly sources

***Class textbook:  Shi, D. America, The Essential Learning Edition with Access Code. 2nd edition. 2018 W. W. Norton & Co.

*** Early Virginia and Maryland

https://wwnorton.com/college/history/america-essential-learning/maps_units/chapter_02/ch02map02

***The Massachusetts Bay Colony Case against Anne Hutchinson (1637)

https://services.wwnorton.com/aws/pdf?file=/wwnorton.college.public/history/am-docs/massachusetts-bay-hutchinson.pdf

Why was the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles considered controversial and fascinating? Have you or anyone you know ever felt drawn toward the personality and story of Princess Di? If so, please explain.

Please answer and discuss the following in the Discussion Board:

[1] Why was the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles considered controversial and fascinating?  Have you or anyone you know ever felt drawn toward the personality and story of Princess Di?  If so, please explain.

[2] How did the controversy surrounding the marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles change perceptions of British royalty in the eyes of US citizens during the 1980s?  How has learning more of this story affect you and your perceptions or interests?