1. Kennedy asserted that America would pay any price to defend liberty. What kind of
foreign policy commitments might this have entailed?
The kind of foreign policy commitments this may have entailed could be creating allies
1. According to Falwell, what evils were present in modern America? Did he provide any
actual proof to buttress these assertions?
According to Falwell, the evils that were present in modern America were immorality [,]
a loss of r
The Late Convention of the Colored Man
1. What service had former slaves performed that they believed entitled them to the protection
of the federal government?
The participation by former slaves in the Civil War gave freedmen the belief they w
Up From the Potato Fields
1. From the perspective of this article, what seems most amazing about the development of
suburbs? What role did the government play in making suburbs possible?
The most amazing thing about the development of suburbs w
The Atlantic Charter
1. In affirming sovereign rights and self-government, the Atlantic Charter created what kind of
dilemma for European nations that possessed colonies?
In affirming sovereign rights and self-government, the Atlantic Charter c
A Defense of Political Graft
1. How does Plunkitt distinguish between honest and dishonest graft? Is his distinction
According to Plunkitt, theres all the difference in the world between honest and dishonest
graft. Honest graft is c
Letters to the Roosevelts during the Depression
1. In the first letter what was the source of the writers economic difficulties?
In the first letter, the source of the writers economic difficulties came from the drought and
every penny [she cou
1. How did Carnegie justify the accumulation of wealth?
Carnegie justified the accumulation of wealth as an essential for the progress of the race. It
was used as a gauge to measure the change of civilization and to depict that
The Case Against the Reds
1. What crimes did Palmer accuse the Reds of committing?
The crimes Palmer accused the Reds of committing were stealing, murder and lies which
included promises of lawlessness [and] criminal autocracy to Americans.
1. What does this song suggest about the mood of the country after the explosion of the Maine?
Upset with the actions that happened. But just like after 9/11 they are now ready to go and make them
pay for what they have done.
2. What images does the
S16.1 Frederick Jackson Turner, Excerpts from the "Turner Thesis" (July 12, 1893)
The author believed that the frontier was growing, and this new area was moving from what was once
wilderness to become cities. It wasnt that is was just growing, but it was
These letters are all one sided. You never get to see what the children say to the mother or parents. As
the letters may reference a few things, it doesnt show a full picture of how they are in America. When
reading the letters, I think of how my mot
1. Rapid global urbanization was a consequence of industrialization, but massive migrations in
the late 19th century was the key factor. The Gilded Age was also the key period for the shift
from rural to urban society.
Ch. 17 Primary Document Response
1. I feel as if the advertisement is directed to a worldwide audience. It also looks as if it could be
directed towards a middle-aged audience.
2. I believe Singer used All Nations Use Singer Sewing Machines, t
Ch. 18 Primary Document Discussion
1. The tone was a bit sad and grieving in these letters. The mother is very worrisome of her
son Jan, and even more so when her other son Michael goes. The parents chief
concerns for their children is keep their fai
Global Webs of Industrial Capitalism:
1. Size, scale nature and function was all new in the new industrial order of the Gilded Age.
Technology made industrial capitalism possible in the United States. Coal made machines and
1. What do Andersons comments reveal about the economic knowledge of former slaves?
Would be the understanding that during their years as a slave, the Maters saved much money
with having slaves do the work.
2. What are the attributes of freedom that Ander
1. How did this poster art simplify complex questions?
It was a simple way to help get a message across. There were still many people during that time that
may not have been able to read well. It was a way that people could understand what was being
1. How did the Depression hurt Kansas farmers?
It drove the cost of cattle and other foods down. So low that the farmers couldnt make up what they
paid in to the cattle, land, and plants.
2. What relief did New Deal programs provide to farmers?
The speech is from Congressman White, in 1901. It was his last speech before leaving office. He didnt
run for a third term. White speaks about the treatment of the color men and women. Also about what
they have done up to that day with schools, churc
1. Who is the audience for this advertisement?
Based on the advertisement only, it looks to be focused on women.
2. Why did Singer choose the slogan, "All Nations Use Singer Sewing Machines"? What point is the
company trying to make?
Using the sloga
1. The story demonstrates the Acoman Society because Tsitctinako is like a mother to the girls.
Tsitctinako guides the sisters. When Iatik has children of her own she passes down all the rituals
During the last decades of the nineteenth century, American life experienced an urban
transformation unparalled in world history. It was the age of great cities and people
worked in factories rather than on farms. The people of these cities created new pa
During the 1890s, the United States became an expansive imperialist power and world leader.
Until the 1890s, a certain ambivalence about overseas possessions had checked Americas drive
to expand but in 1898 and 1899, the inhibitions collapsed, and America
1. What did Taylor mean by a complete mental revolution?
Taylor meant that a complete mental revolution was a change in the mental attitudes of the two
parties under scientific management [and the need for] both sides [to]
I agree that American involvement in the so-called Great War signaled the arrival of the United
States on center stage of world affairs. Citizens of the United States [were mistakenly reassured
that they] had no vital interests at stake in the conflict an
The economic policies of the presidents and businessmen contributed to the Great Depression of
1929. President Coolidge, who assumed office in 1923, proclaimed that the business of
America is business. Republicans intended on increasing the growth of busi
Discuss how and why Truman laid the foundation for American foreign policy, how
and why that policy could or could not keep up with the changes and some of the new
problems our nation faced.
Because Truman was tired of babying the Russians, he
The selections in this chapter relate to building up necessary military and economic tactics, over
1. An abundance of goods that were not being used in established countries, showing
power, access to new or more raw materials, all accounted for the global grab for empire
in the late 19th century.
2. The United States specifi