what reforms did Progressives achieve/not achieve and in what ways did they succeed/fail to fully address thesocial divisions and deepening inequalities that plagued American society during this time period?

Use the readingsand other course materials to write a 3-5page (when typed and double-spaced with standard font and margins) essay in response to one of the following prompts.

Purpose / Goals:To analyze and respond to the material presented in weeks twothrough sixin HIST 202. This essay will give you an opportunity to express what you’velearned from reading Eric Foner’sbook,Give Me Liberty!, the excerpt from Ted Steinberg’s book (see Week 3 module)andcompletingrelated classroom activitiesand assignments.Task:Use the readingsand other course materials to write a 3-5page (when typed and double-spaced with standard font and margins) essay in response to one of the following prompts. Your essay must be at least 3 full pagesin length. 1. The economic changes of the late nineteenth centuryUnited States led tosomevery significant social changes for different groups of people. For example, the lives of many workers, women,farmers, African Americans and Native Americansall changed as a result of post-Civil War industrialization.Yourtask is to describe and analyze what you think are the most significantsocial changes to develop during this time period. You won’t be able to talk about everything / everyone; instead you will need to choose what changesyou think were most significant and then justify your choices using HIST 202 course materials.OR2. What were the most significantimpacts, both positive and negative, of late nineteenth / early twentieth century American imperialist expansion and the Spanish American War for the United States? Describe and analyze what you think it meantfor our country (thenation, economy, and/or ordinary people –Americans, Puerto Ricans and Filipinos, etc..) to first acquire Hawaii and then win the war againstSpain(and annex more territories)and thus become an imperial power.Be sure to address the multiple perspectivesof imperialists and/oranti-imperialistsand justify your unique interpretation/answer, based on HIST 202 course materials.OR3. What were some of the most significantsuccesses and failures of early twentieth century Progressive reforms in the United States? In other words, what reforms did Progressives achieve/not achieve and in what ways did they succeed/fail to fully address thesocial divisions and deepening inequalities that plagued American society during this time period? Be sure to look at all sidesand a variety of reform efforts, as they were presented in our readings and other HIST 202 coursematerials.OR4. Propose your own prompt!?!If you choose this option, then it is essential that you submit a written prompt and get Alison’s approval in advance, otherwise your paper will not be accepted. Your prompt must address the time period and themes covered by weeks two –sixand it must require you to analyze multiple perspectives and develop your own unique interpretation/written response (aka you will have to choose a particular focus and then defend your choice, using the evidence –HIST 202 texts & other materials.).
Grading Guidelines / Rubric (Be sure to…):-Indicate which prompt you have chosen (write: “#1” or “#2”, etc.).-Include a clear, strong original thesis (your original, unique answerto the prompt; for example, “The most significant social changes/impacts/reforms were __________, _____________ and ______________ because __________________________________”.-Provide accurate historical information regarding the background, setting and context (time,dates, locationsand relevant overview).-Provide ample supporting evidence, historical details and examples from the readings, films, slides, activities and/or other HIST 202 course materialsand assignments.-Write in your own words, except for the occasional use of relevantand purposefuldirect quotations. Be sure to cite your quotationsaccurately and completely. Note:oI accept either MLAstyle citations(in-text parenthetical citations; the style that is taught in Cañada English classes). Itlooks like this: “The son of a Presbyterian minister, Woodrow Wilson brought to the presidency a missionary zeal and a sense of his own and the nation’s moral righteousness” (Foner, 739).oOr, you may use Chicago style (the style guide used by historians).-Do NOT use any additional outside sources without first getting the approval of the instructor; the primary purpose of this assignment is to apply what we are learning in-class and in our readings in common!-You do not need to provide a Works Cited page unless, with Alison’s approval, you have included information fromone or more outside (not from HIST 202)sources, then you must provide complete, accurate bibliographic citations (MLA or Chicago style) for those sources. Please ask if you have any questions!-Be very careful not to plagiarize. I want to know what youthink about everything you have read and learned about. Use your own awesome thinking power to analyze and interpret what you’ve learned!-Overall, try to balance information, facts and examples with explanation, analysis and interpretation. I don’t justwantyou to regurgitate what you read and learned, but also process it, analyze it, evaluate it and form your own unique and well-supported opinions

 

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