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
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 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
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
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
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. 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?
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
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
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
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
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
Discuss how the rebuilding of the South and the building of the West were similar and yet
different. What about rebuilding the South reminds you of the building of the West?
1. The rebuilding of the South and the building of the West shared many similar c
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
During the time period of the 1960s and 1970s, race, class, and sex issues often competed for
societys focus. The fabric of American society [had] unraveled [and a] variety of social groups
middle-class white youth, racial and ethnic minorities
Two so completely different positions can come from the same society because the United States
is a nation ricocheting between extremes in search of a stable center. People are easily
seduced by identity politicsself-interested groups preoccupi
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