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Xing Chan 7.2.8 Practice For this assignment, you will research and write an explanatory essay about the evolving nature of domestic debates over U.S. involvement in international conflicts during this period. This assignment is worth 80 points. See the scoring rubric below for more details on how you will be graded on your research and your essay. Step 1:Review the following documents on the AP U.S. History Research Library website. They can be found in the period 1890 – 1945: Domestic and Global Challenges. Select at least two documents to use as sources of evidence for your essay. ●Albert J. Beveridge, "The March of the Flag" ●"Platform of the Anti-Imperialist League" ●Alfred Bryan, "I Didn't Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier" ●"Don't Wait for the Draft—Volunteer" ●Eugene V. Debs, "Canton Speech" Step 2:Using your knowledge of the time period, conduct your own Internet research and identify at least two reliable sources of information. Step 3:Complete the graphic organizer below. Include notes on at least two sources from the AP U.S. History Research Library website and at least two sources from your own Internet research. Pay close attention to the dates, the arguments used, and the attitude expressed toward imperialism and conflict. Do the arguments presented represent patterns of continuity or change? This section is worth 20 points. Document / Source titleIs the source pro-expansionist or pro-isolationist?Reasoning presented in sourceDescribe patterns of continuity or change“March of the Flag” pro-expansionist Beveridge explains to the Americans that he believes God has given them the right to lead other nations as they they are far superior as Americans Americans were becoming used to the constant stream of nationalistic speeches, such as the one Beveridge gives here.
“Platform of the Anti- Imperialist League Pro-Isolationist Speech was given by members of the Anti- Imperialist league. Members of this group scorned all expansion efforts. Due to this speech and similar ones that are beginning to emerge, Americans began to realize the hypocrisy in expansionism and adjusted their beliefs on the topic “I Didn’t Raise My Boy to Be a Soldier Pro-Isolationist Author insists that other sovereign nations should be the ones to solve their issues without the interference of America.