Please read the following course syllabus carefully, especially the course dates, times and
location. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to communicate with the IDEAL
Program office, your academic advisor, or the instructor.
Assignment #7 READ: Chapters 19 & 20. WRITE: Name three important causes of the
Great Depression. Why were they important? Could the Great Depression been avoided?
One of the causes of the Great Depression was the stock market crash on Black Tuesday,
Assignment # 3: READ: Chapters 15 & 16. WRITE: What happened during the Gilded
Age? Name three of the major figures of that time. What did they do?
The Gilded Age was the period after the Reconstruction, when Americas economic and
industrial growth was th
Assignment #5 READ: Chapters 17 & 18. WRITE: Select three developments during the
Progressive Era that you found most interesting. Why were they important?
One of the most important developments during the Progressive Era was the campaign for
FINAL PROJECT. Select six events from the subjects we covered in this course.
Explain why you think they were important. How did those events impact the future
course of history? Use your crystal ball and predict the future. Are you optimistic or
Assignment # 2: READ: Chapters 15 & 16. WRITE: What was the Bargain of 1877?
What were the consequences of that bargain?
The Bargain of 1877 was an unwritten agreement between Democrats and Republicans which
was conducted during the presidential elections
Assignment #9 READ: Chapters 21 & 22. WRITE: What was American public opinion
about American troops fighting in World War II prior to Pearl Harbor? What was public
opinion after Pearl Harbor? President Roosevelt asked Congress for a Declaration of War
Assignment #13 READ: Chapters 23 & 24. WRITE: Select three or more events from the
Civil Rights Movement that you think were very significant. Describe the events and why
they were important.
In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that racial segregation in pub
WRITE: Select three or more major problems you believe America faces in the next
four years. How would you recommend we try to solve them? Select three or more
programs initiated or planned by President Obama. Do you approve or disapprove
of President Oba
Assignment #19 READ: Chapters 27 & 28. WRITE: Why did Muslim extremists attack the
USA on September 11, 2001? What were some of the clues that could have prevented that
attack? (Check the Web for more information.) Should President George W. Bush have
Assignment #18 READ: Chapters 27 & 28. WRITE: Evaluate the Presidency of Bill
Clinton. Do you think he was a good President? Why? How was the economy during the
Clinton Presidency? Do you think the House of Representatives should have voted to
Assignment # 16 READ: Chapters 25 & 26. WRITE: What was the Reagan Revolution?
Were President Reagans economic policies successful? Do you think they would help our
economy today? What was the relationship between President Reagan and Soviet Premier
Assignment #11 READ: Chapters 23 & 24. WRITE: What was the Cold War, the Marshall
Plan, the Truman Doctrine? Did President Harry Truman have the Constitutional
authority to commit American forces to fight in Korea without Congressional approval? Do
Assignment #15 READ: Chapters 25 & 26. WRITE: What was the anti-war movement?
How did it start? How widespread was it? Select three or more events from the anti-war
movement that you think were significant. Why were they important? What was the