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explain why you think each one was a contributory cause of the Boston busing crisis.

Week 6 Submissions

On this page, you will review both your Week 6 Short Responses and the work you have done on your historical event analysis essay this week, in preparation for their submission in your learning environment.

Week 6 Short Responses

During the second week of Theme: Analyzing History, you have been asked to respond to several questions designed to show your understanding of key concepts. Now it is time for you to submit your responses to those questions.

First, review your answers to each response. Check for errors and incomplete answers, and make sure that you have used proper grammar throughout. If you have not completed any of these questions, do this now. When you are finished reviewing and editing, follow the instructions at the bottom….

show the world the effectiveness of the United States in the war against terrorism.

Omar AlZadjali

English 100

Elisabeth Geisse

6 March 2018



Topic: Barack Obama’s Nobel peace prize speech “A Just and Lasting Peace”

Purpose: Inform/explain

Specific Purpose : Barack Obama’s purpose of this speech was to accept the noble peace prize and state that he didn’t deserve it and also to make certain agendas for war.



President Barack Obama focused in his Noble peace prize speech on the idea of war. He defended the idea that some wars were meant to happen, and they helped to show the world the effectiveness of the United States in the war against terrorism. He then asks for worlds greater effort for peace.


Main Ideas:

I: The idea of war and history of war.

II: Solutions to war.

III: How to achieve….

Draft an introduction for your historical event analysis.

The Struggle for Civil Rights

From the earliest colonial days, American history has been haunted by the specter of African slavery. Even after its legal abolition in 1865 America’s “original sin,” as James Madison first called it, lived on through a deeply entrenched system of legal, social, and economic discrimination against African Americans. (Madison, 1820)

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The movement to overturn that systemic discrimination has been ongoing for more than 150 years. The most blatant form of racial discrimination—the system of  de jure segregation* enacted in the South, which legally required the discriminatory treatment of African Americans—was essentially abolished by federal legislation, including the Voting Rights Act, in the 1960s. But the problem of  de facto segregation* has long been a fact of life not only in the South but throughout….

Compare and contrast the various ways in which Americans expressed their favor or opposition to World War I.




Historical Thinking Essay #1: Woodrow Wilson and World War I

An important theme in our course is to explore how everyday people living in the United States (citizens

and non-citizens, alike) have worked to make this nation a better place through democratic engagement.

Arguments opposed to and in favor of U.S. participation in the First World War provide an excellent

historical case.


STEP ONE: READ Roark, et al. The American Promise, Chapter 22.


STEP TWO: READ the following primary historical sources:


Voices in Opposition to World War I

Anti-Enlistment League Poster

His Best Customer by Winsor McCay (1917)

“I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier” (Cover page to sheet music, lyrics….

Explain your points simply, like you would to another student.

Essay Exam I (Chapters 16-20)

Part I. Key Terms. Write short essays (about 2/3 of a page each, double spaced) on two of the following key terms. Tell why the key term is important to our understanding of America in the late 1800s. Show how each key term relates to major ideas and historical trends we have discussed. Include at least one picture for each essay, and note how the picture helps us understand the topic. You do not need footnotes or references; I know you are using the textbook and class notes.

Freedmen’s Bureau




Andrew Carnegie

Spoils System

New South/Ida B. Wells

Knights of Labor

Family Economy


Pullman Strike

Spanish-American War

Part II. Longer Essays. Write longer essays (about one and one half pages each, double….

explain a relevant development/connection within and/or across periods


DBQ Outline

Break down the question


Question: ______________________________________________________________________________________


Time & Place ___________________________________________________________________________________


What is the prompt asking you to do? _______________________________________________________________


Introduction Paragraph


Topic 1 (first category of analysis) Topic 2 (second category of analysis)

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For citation, put Doc # & author

Documents that support Topic 1 Documents that support Topic 2



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Historical Background (outside information that relates to the DBQ prompt)












Thesis (include time, place, topic 1 & topic 2; must answer the prompt)












How does the source relate to your project topic?

HIS 100 Theme 2: Sample Secondary Source Analysis Worksheet

Full APA citation: Morton, L. (1957). The decision to use the atomic bomb. Foreign Affairs, 35(2), 334–353.

Identify author and describe potential biases . Louis Morton was a military historian at Dartmouth College. For a decade he served as a member of the U.S. Army’s Office of the Chief of Military History. In those positions he wrote numerous books on the Pacific theater of WWII. His position in the Army’s historical unit could bias him in favor of the military, but that does not seem to be the case in this article.

Identify thesis and arguments. Many policymakers issued statements soon after the detonation of the atomic bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. A decade later, Louis Morton revisited these….

Write clearly and concisely about American History to 1865 using proper writing mechanics.

The assignment that is attached at the bottom is part 1.1 of this assignment and that’s the outline that should be used to complete this assignment 1.2. please read all instructions and follow exactly as they are given. original work only! no plagiarism. Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not qualify as academic resources. Use google scholar to find articles or books for references as well as the textbook which is also attached below!!

Assignment 1.2: A Changing World Final Paper

Due Week 5 and worth 140 points

‘The discovery of America and that of the passage to the East Indies by the Cape of Good Hope, are the two (2) greatest events recorded in the history of [human] kind” – Adam Smith, in the Wealth of Nations,1776…..

Compare and contrast European colonialism in North America and South Africa.

Please make sure you explain everything that is asked below in about 7 paragraphs and also make sure you do not quote anything from the book.

Question is down below:

Compare and contrast European colonialism in North America and South Africa. According to Trevor Noah, what are the historical implications and haunting effects of European colonialism and apartheid on issues of race, culture, class and gender in South Africa? Using examples from the book, be sure to explain how European colonialism impacted language, racial hierarchy, identity, economics and land ownership. Finally, analyze Trevor’s relationship with his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah. Discuss her influence on Trevor, particularly on religion, race and responsibility.

PS: Book you have to read is attached below. Thank You

Write the final draft and be sure to include a Works Cited List, and use the correct MLA documentation style.

Note: Before beginning this assignment, read through  information contained in the Scholastic Dishonesty link in the course  menu to the left.

The core assignment of this course is a documented research paper  (1500-2000 words in length = approx. 6 – 8 pages double spaced, 12-point  font).

The paper should support a thesis statement with information gained from research or investigation. The paper will not be just a report presenting information, but  will be a paper that carefully examines and presents your own historical  interpretation of the topic you have chosen and your interpretation of  the information you have gathered. The paper may include consideration of problems and solutions,  define key terms, or refute arguments against your thesis statement.

It will be important to choose a topic of interest to….