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HIS 204 Week 1 DQ 1 The History of Reconstruction

HIS 204 Week 1 DQ 2 The Industrial Revolution

HIS 204 Week 1 Quiz

HIS 204 Week 2 DQ 1 The Progressive Movement

HIS 204 Week 2 DQ 2 America's Age of Imperialism

HIS 204 Week 2 Quiz

HIS 204 Week 2 Paper The Progressive Presidents

HIS 204 Week 3 DQ 1 Normalcy and the New Deal

HIS 204 Week 3 DQ 2 The End of Isolation

HIS 304 Week 3 Quiz

HIS 204 Week 3 Final Paper Preparation (Native American history)

HIS 204 Week 4 DQ 1 A Single American Nation

HIS 204 Week 4 DQ 2 Cold War

HIS 204 Week 4 Quiz

HIS 204 Week 5 DQ 1 The Age of Reagan

HIS 204 Week 5 DQ 2 The Lived Experience of Ordinary People

HIS 204 Week 5 Final Paper Native American history

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HIS 204 Week 1 Quiz

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1. Question : In what year did the United States reach a milestone in which more people lived in urban areas than farms?

2. Question : The Dawes Act was significant because it demanded what from Native Americans?

3. Question : One of the most significant examples of corrupt business practices during the Gilded Age occurred in which industry?

4. Question : Gilded is a term that means something that is golden or beautiful on the outside, but often has nothing of value on the inside. Which literary figure termed late-19th-century America the “Gilded Age”?

5. Question : Which of the Gilded Age presidents did the most to attempt to weaken the power of trusts?

6. Question : The West is less about the archetypal cowboy and more about the transformation of an entire region. Which of the following contributed least to the settlement of the West?

7. Question : Inventor Elisha Graves Otis helped to change the nature of the city through the invention of

8. Question : Which of the following aspects of business is not typically associated with John D. Rockefeller?

9. Question : The belief in the inalienable right of the United States to expand its western frontier from the Atlantic to Pacific oceans, “from sea to shining sea,” and claim the entire North American continent for itself is best known as what?

10. Question : The city was a place of contrasts in the late 19th century. The skyline itself was a breathtaking symbol of progress as new buildings crept ever higher toward the heavens. Which of the following was the least likely aspect that inhabitants confronted in these new cities?

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HIS 204 Week 2 Paper The Progressive Presidents

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The Progressive Presidents. The presidential election of 1912 was the most Progressive in US history; with the two frontrunners, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, both espousing Progressive philosophies (and the most “conservative” candidate, William Howard Taft, being in many ways a Progressive himself). Although both Wilson and Roosevelt were Progressive, their attitudes toward Progressivism differed, at least in theory. This paper will provide an opportunity to review the complex nature of Progressivism, and to explore how presidents’ policies while in office often differ from their rhetoric on the campaign trail.

To complete this paper, start by analyzing the primary sources listed below to uncover each president’s political principles and beliefs. Compare and contrast the two men’s principles based on their writings. Drawing from the material in the textbook, compare each presidents’ political principles with his actions while in office—how well did their actions match their rhetoric? Finally, use JSTOR or Project MUSE to find a scholarly article of at least fifteen pages in length about the Progressive politics of Roosevelt or Wilson or both. What new perspectives does the article offer on the subject? Does the author’s depiction of those politics agree with your own interpretation based on the primary sources?

Draw from the material in the following sources when writing your paper:

a. Platform of the Progressive party

b. The new nationalism

c. First inaugural address

d. What is progress?

The paper must be three to four pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

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HIS 204 Week 2 Quiz

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1. Question : Which African American scholar called for a “talented tenth” of all African Americans to attend a university, aspire to the highest professions, and abandon a conservative approach to race relations?

2. Question : In 1919 there was a devastating race riot in a major American city. Which city did this take place?

3. Question : Which of the following was not a representation or an example of New Women expressing freedom and independence?

4. Question : Who was the “modern Prometheus”?

5. Question : Wilson sought several areas of reform during his presidency. Which was not one of them?

6. Question : At the start of the 20th century, which group that Theodore Roosevelt eventually counted himself as a member of firmly believed that they could change society for the better, and even come close to a state of perfection?

7. Question : Which of the following groups battled against racial segregation and discrimination?

8. Question : The most famous of free speech case was Abrams v. United States. Which of the following Supreme Court Justices was not involved in this decision?

9. Question : Americans had always felt the desire to grow, move, and acquire territory as expressed through the ideal of Manifest Destiny. The nation explored new areas of expansion in the 1890s for several reasons. Which of the following was not one of them?

10. Question : In the early 20th century, taboos about sex changed, and a birth-control movement enabled women to explore sexuality without having to worry about pregnancy. Which woman was most closely associated with this movement?

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HIS 204 Week 3 Final Paper Preparation (Native American history)

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Final Paper Preparation. This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper by initiating the research process and helping you map out specific events and developments which you will explore in depth in your paper. Review the instructions for the Final Paper laid out in Week Five before beginning this project. Note, that for the Final Paper you will need to discuss at least six specific events or developments related to your chosen topic, three from before 1930 and three from after 1930.

For this assignment, you will choose your topic and the six (or more) related events and developments which you will explore. You will then find one scholarly source related to each event or development. In a paragraph or two at the beginning of the paper, identify the events and developments and explain why you believe they are significant. Then provide an annotated bibliography, identifying at least ONE source for each subtopic, plus two additional sources each for two of the subtopics; for a total of eight sources. At least two of the sources need to be primary ones, and at least two must be scholarly articles from the Ashford University Online Library databases. Please notice that you have been provided with many wonderful primary and secondary sources in the required reading and recommended reading sections for each week. Feel free to use these sources when constructing your assignment. Please visit the Academic Research section on your Course Home page (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policies tab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materials are not acceptable for academic, university level research. Accompany each source with an annotation—a paragraph summarizing the source’s contents and explaining how it will be useful for your project. The annotations must be in your own words. Copying abstracts from the sources is not an acceptable means of completing this assignment. The paper must be three pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least eight scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims. You must use at least one scholarly source for each subtopic. You must use at least two primary sources, and at least two scholarly secondary sources from the Ashford Online Library’s databases. Many great sources have provided for you in the recommended readings section for each week; feel free to use those in your paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.

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HIS 204 Week 3 Quiz

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1. Question : The cornerstone of the Second New Deal was the Social Security Act of 1935. Which of the following was not true about it?

2. Question : While the United States was fighting for the ideals of democracy during World War II, there were examples of liberties taken away by the U.S. government. Which of the following was the best example of this?

3. Question : The 1920s was an era in which a New Woman emerged. Which was the least prevalent characteristic of her?

4. Question : There were many who were uncomfortable with the new morality, sexual promiscuity, and intellectual movements of the 1920s. Which of the following groups did not feel that society was becoming too fractured and fragmented?

5. Question : The Depression reached its most devastating point in the months between FDR’s victory and when he entered the White House. However, he proclaimed that there was only one thing that the American people needed to be fearful of. Which of the following was it?

6. Question : Though President Roosevelt in his first 100 days began to successfully restore a sense of calm to the nation, there was a bitter and contentious debate over the direction he was leading the nation. Which of the following persons was not a contemporary critic of FDR?

7. Question : Which of the following businesses prospered least during the Depression?

8. Question : Which of the following statements was not associated with President Calvin Coolidge?

9. Question : Roosevelt addressed the struggles of industry with the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA). Which of the following was not one of the main components of this effort?

10. Question : The technique of selling commercial products by creating a new social anxiety and suggesting a product to cure it was known in the 1920s as what type of “ethos”?

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HIS 204 Week 4 Quiz

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1. Question : The “problem that had no name” centered upon:

2. Question : The Big Three decided on many important decisions at the Yalta Conference at the end of World War II. Which group was not one of them?

3. Question : Kennedy immediately understood the centrality of international issues and devoted significant attention to them from his first days in office. Which of the following best characterizes his strategy of flexible response?

4. Question : In their critique of 1950s culture, which of the following did the Beats advocate the least?

5. Question : Which of the following was not a civil rights group that began after World War II?

6. Question : The Cold War was at the heart of much of the anxiety in the 1950s. Unlike other wars and eras in the American past, the Cold War brought with it a nuclear fear that touched every neighborhood in the United States. Which of the following was not one of the ways this message was communicated?

7. Question : When Kennedy spoke the words, “Ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country” he was talking about

8. Question : Which of the following was not an American ally in Indochina?

9. Question : Kennedy faced a continual string of foreign crises that threatened to propel the United States to war with the Soviet Union. Which was not one of them?

10. Question : In terms of legal rulings by the Supreme Court, which of the following statements is most true about the Justices rulings?

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HIS 204 Week 5 Final Paper Native American history

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Focus of the Final Paper

Understanding history can be more difficult than many people imagine. Historians concern themselves not only with what happened but with why it happened. They analyze and assess a variety of sources, including primary sources (ones created during the time period the historian is examining) and secondary sources (ones written by other historians after the period), to create their own interpretations of the past. For the Final Paper, students will not only learn about the past, but also experiment with the interpretive, analytical methodologies of the historian.

Choose from one of the topics below and review its history from 1865 to the present day. To focus the research, select six subtopics (specific events or developments related to the topic, separated in time); three from before 1930 and three from after. Describe the basic information of each subtopic, and then analyze the subtopic to show how the broader topic changed over time. For instance, a paper about African Americans might choose the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Power Movement as two of its subtopics. In that case, the paper would provide basic information about the two movements; explain what each one revealed about the place of African Americans in broader American society in, respectively, the 1920s and the late 1960s; explain how and why the place of African Americans in the 1920s differed from their place in the late 1960s; and explain how events in the 1920s may have contributed to developments in the later decade.

Choose one of the following topics:

a. Native Americans

b. African Americans

c. Immigrants

d. Women

e. Foreign affairs

f. Civil liberties

g. The economy

h. The role and powers of the presidency

The paper must be eight to ten pages in length and formatted according to APA style. The coverage of each subtopic should be about a page long; the paper should also include an introduction and a conclusion which synthesizes and summarizes the findings of the body paragraphs, and develops a thesis—or interpretive argument—from them. You must use at least eight scholarly resources other than the textbook to support your claims. You must use at least one scholarly source for each subtopic. You must use at least two primary sources, and at least two scholarly secondary sources from the Ashford Online Library’s databases. Many great sources have provided for you in the recommended readings section for each week; feel free to use those in your paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course.