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You will choose two to write on. In your response, you must identify the historical or social context, in which each passage occurs (e.g. speaker, subject, occasion, purpose, general time period). Making connections to specific and relevant parts of the assigned readings , you need to explain HOW the passage relates to a key theme in our course so far. Each response should be one paragraph long (roughly half a page in length). Be specific and succinct! Text References in brackets will NOT be provided on the actual exam 1) “The Superintendent, in order to save the lives of his imprisoned fellow Countrymen, gave at last the orders required of him, and the parties to whom these orders were addressed, although by no means bound to obey them, and although a great part of the property demanded, did not belong to them, but was only held by them in trust for others, yet complied with these orders, wishing no doubt to rescue the British Merchants in Canton from death, and trusting that the Queen of Great Britain would at a future time cause them to be indemnified for their loss.” (Lord Palmerston “British Grievances and Demands for Redress”) Feb 1840---mid nineteenth century Lord Palmerston---speaker--secretary of state Opium, british bailout, led to the british fucking up the Chinese xDDD Bailout/blockade of british for 47 days Actual political action that helped lead to the opium wars Declare war against China Letter to the minister of China Connects to imperialism How the purpose of imperialism in a civilizing way 2) “When it is asked what is meant by the development of the Jewish National Home in Palestine, it may be answered that it is not the imposition of a Jewish nationality upon the inhabitants of Palestine as a whole, but the further development of the existing Jewish
community, with the assistance of Jews in other parts of the world, in order that it may become the center in which the Jewish people may take, on grounds of religion and race, an interest and a pride.” (“British White Paper of June 1922”) Time period:1922 Trying to appease the arabs after the british try to appease the jews Britain trying to appease everyone but it leads to conflicts w others Balfour declaration-promise of the british to aid the jews to make palesting their homeland Sex peco--british vs france who gets what after the fall of the ottoman empire Not necessarily bring the jews to palestine but help the jews already residing there Themes of nationalism/zionism and self-determination Speaker: secretary of state

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