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HIS 112 9.29.10
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Essay #1 the essay assignment is on Blackboard now Do not plagiarize!
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What is plagiarism? Copying text, even if you replace words with synonyms Avoid by citing your sources
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You need to cite your source If the idea didn’t come from your own brain you need to cite its source Cite anything that isn’t “common knowledge” Ask yourself: did I know this before I took this course?
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How to cite sources For this essay, precise format of citations is not important put the author, title, and page number in parentheses or in a footnote If you are citing a lecture or discussion, include the date or topic of the class
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America in WWI First: “Non-Intervention” Remember Woodrow Wilson lecture?
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Lusitania: Germans sink passenger ship with 120 Americans aboard
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Germans trying to blockade England, don’t want to stop Wilson tries to negotiate end of war
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German naval attacks continue, sink some US merchant ships US declares war against Germany in Spring of 1917
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Getting Americans behind the war Need to shift the public mindset from anti-war to pro-war
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Unformatted text preview: US joins European allies (England, France, and more) • Trench warfare Spring 1918: pitched battle, but little headway Fall of 1918 • US and its European allies get the upper hand • By September the first of the German allies surrenders Treaty of Versailles • Germany accepts responsibility • Concessions of land and power • Germany’s stance during Nazi era partly comes from this treaty Myths about the Wall Street Crash of 1929 • Not the first stock market crash in the US • Not the only cause of the Great Depression • Let’s use the Crash to think about the economics of the 1920s and 1930s Before the Crash • "Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau. I do not feel there will be soon if ever a 50 or 60 point break from present levels, such as (bears) have predicted. I expect to see the stock market a good deal higher within a few months."- economist Irving Fisher, NY Times, Oct. 17, 1929 Buying on Margin • The middle class was getting into the stock market • Borrowing money to buy stock...
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