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HST 165 ENTIRE COURSE

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HST 165  ENTIRE COURSE
 
 
WEEK  1


HST 165 Week 1 Individual Assignment Reconstruction and the West

 

Instructions: Choose one question pertaining to developments in the South and one question pertaining to developments in the West.

The South   

  • Columbia historian Eric Fonner quotes W.E.B. DuBois in calling Reconstruction a “splendid failure.” After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with his position. What are the long-term implications? Fonner, E. (1983, October/November). The new view of reconstruction. American Heritage Magazine, 34(6). Retrieved from http://staging.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1983/6/1983_6_10.shtml
  • Some historians argue that Radical Reconstruction was not radical enough. After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with this position. What are the long-term implications?
  • The post-Civil War South has been called the “New South.” In what ways did it succeed in reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail? The West
  • How did western settlement, particularly in terms of railroad expansion and farming, lead to inevitable conflicts with the Native Americans? Highlight at least one engagement in your answer.
  • How did the culture of the Plains Indians, specifically the Lakota Sioux, change in the late 19th century?
  • Describe President Grant’s Peace Policy and the subsequent widespread adaptation of the reservation as a solution to the “Indian problem.” What was life like on a reservation in, say, 1890? Write a 350-word response to each of your chosen questions. Format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.

 

 

HST 165 Week 1 Individual Assignment Video Reflection

 

 

Instructions: Review the videos presented this week.  Write a 300- to 350-word reflection on what you learned by watching the videos. Discuss the most important and least important parts of the videos.

HST 165 Week 1 Individual Assignment Journal Entries

 

Instructions: Consider the historical activities presented in the readings and videos this week. Identify two particular events of interest to you, and explore these events in depth. You may find further information in the University Library databases or outside websites. Write a 300- to 350-word journal entry for each historical event and describe why these events pique your interest. Include an image or link to support the information for each of your two journal entries.

 

HST 165 Week 1 Individual Assignment Week 1 Knowledge Check

 

Instructions: Complete the Week 1 Knowledge Check.

 

WEEK  2

HST 165 Week 2 Individual Assignment Immigration Experience


Instructions: Imagine you are a European immigrant to America, trying to adapt to the new life you sought. You want to share your experiences with your family back home so they will better understand. Choose a country of origin and religious tradition:   

  • Country of origin
  • Poland
  • Italy
  • Bulgaria    
  • Greece
  • Ukraine
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Serbia
  • Religious tradition
  • Catholic
  • Jewish
  • Lutheran
  • Other Protestant
  • No religious tradition Write a 700- to 1,050-word first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century. The description should take the form of a journal entry, autobiography, or diary.

Include descriptions of ALL of the following:   

  • The political, social, or economic factors that precipitated your migration
  • The journey across the ocean, including sleeping accommodations and available food
  • Ellis Island
  • The city you settle in and why
  • The racist attitudes of some Americans
  • Tenement housing
  • Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay
  • The status your children eventually achieve

 


 HST 165 Week 2 Individual Assignment the Progressives

 

Instructions: In 1910, the non-agricultural working force was made up of approximately 38 million men and women, many of whom labored in factories. Frustrated by exploitive working conditions and terrible poverty, some Americans started to protest. They were joined by artists, journalists, politicians, and intellectuals who adopted their cause. As a whole, these reformers were known as Progressives. Select one of the following groups that included members sympathetic to the Progressive cause:   

  • Factory workers
  • Union organizers
  • Photographers
  • Writers and journalists
  • Feminists
  • Elected officials
  • Settlement House founders
  • Socialists and Communists Create a 3- to 4-slide presentation, using Microsoft® PowerPoint®, in which you address each of the following:
  • Identify several key members of the selected group.
  • Discuss the selected group’s position on reform.
  • Discuss how the selected group contributed to positive change. Cite your reference sources consistent with APA guidelines.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are multimedia presentations with detailed notes on each slide as well as with visuals used to highlight the information on slides.

 

 

HST 165 Week 2 Individual Assignment Video Reflection

 

Instructions: Review the videos presented this week.  Write a 300- to 350-word reflection on what you learned by watching the videos. Discuss the most important and least important parts of the videos.

 

 

HST 165 Week 2 Individual Assignment Week 2 Knowledge Check

 

Instructions: Complete the Week 2 Knowledge Check.

 

 

WEEK  3

HST 165 Week 3 Individual Assignment World War I Soldier


Instructions: After a bitter debate over how best to use American troops in World War I, it was determined that they would serve under General John J. Pershing but accept the final strategic authority from the Allied Supreme Commander, Marshall Ferdinand Foch of France. Initially, American troops were used piecemeal to plug up holes and to drive Germans back when possible. By 1918, American troops were fully engaged. They secured their first victory at Cantigny, just north of Paris, in May. They suffered terrible losses in June at Belleau Wood, but still claimed victory. The real turning point came at the second Battle of the Marne, in July, where the combined efforts of the French, British, Italians, and Americans counteracted the German offensive and drove the Germans eastward. Notably, Americans soldiers, fresh to the war effort and not weighed down by years of fighting, provided a decisive edge. In the fall of 1918, Pershing lost over 100,000 men as he and the other Allied leaders continued to push the Germans back. By October 1918, Americans were behind German lines cutting supply lines, and in November 1918, Germany surrendered. Write a 1,050--word (minimum) paper in which you describe the specific role played by American troops in the Second Battle of the Marne and in the months that followed between the battle and the German surrender in November 1918. Include the following points in your paper:   

  • Analysis of the specific role played by American troops in the Second Battle of the Marne and subsequent engagements with the Germans
  • Discussion of weaponry used by soldiers in World War I, including but not limited to bayonets, flamethrowers, machine guns, pistols, mustard gas, rifles, tanks and trench mortars
  • Discussion of the soldier's experience, including but not limited to fighting in the trenches, the smell, boredom, lice, rats, food, common injuries, and battlefield engagement.

 

 

HST 165 Week 3 Individual Assignment American Imperialism

 

Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: American Imperialism.

 

HST 165 Week 3 Individual Assignment Week 3 Knowledge Check

 

Instructions: Complete the Week 3 Knowledge Check.

 

 

WEEK  4



HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment News Story


Instructions: The 1920s introduced many modern conveniences, such as washing machines, and many modern ideas, like buying on credit. Part 1: Imagine you are a newspaper reporter, magazine writer, or radio news person assigned to write a topical news story. The role you choose will determine the form of your assignment. Choose one of the following topics:   

  • Red Scare
  • Sacco and Vanzetti
  • Volstead Act
  • Al Capone
  • 19th Amendment to the Constitution
  • Scopes Monkey Trial
  • Ku Klux Klan
  • Buying on credit
  • Birth control clinics
  • Films and celebrities
  • Professional sports: baseball and boxing
  • Immigration Act of 1924 Write a 1,050--word (minimum) news story on your chosen topic.
  • If you choose the role of newspaper reporter or magazine writer, you must write a news article in the appropriate tone. The tone should be one of reporting current or recent events as in a current poeriodical report.  I encourage you to be creative with the format tool in MS Word to have your submission appear as a news or magazine story.   
  • If you choose the role of radio news person, you must write a broadcast script, which you may also choose to record using AudioAce™.
  • Go to http://host7721.mytruvirtual.com/AudioAceHHS/?v=2.
  • Refer to the University of Phoenix Material: AudioAce Directions for help. Choose one of the following companies and include a period picture advertisement for that company to accompany your news story:
  • Ford Motor Company
  • RCA
  • Coca-Cola
  • Sears, Roebuck and Co.
  • General Electric
  • Maytag
  • Hallmark cards
  • Hoover
  • Cigarettes
  • Nabisco Part 2: Write a 250- to 350-word response to this follow-up question: How does your topic or advertisement reflect the social trends of the 1920s? Format and cite references consistent with APA guidelines.

 

HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment Apply: Workforce Planning

 

Instructions: Imagine that you are the Talent Management Director of an organization. Create a 12- to 15-question organizational development needs survey using Microsoft® Forms. Include questions that ask leaders to evaluate their teams, team members, and to rate themselves.  Questions could include items referring to:   

  • specific job skills and competencies
  • employee qualifications
  • breadth of training offered and available Click on the "Share" tab and copy the link once your form is completed. Complete the Workforce Planning Worksheet and paste the link in the space provided. Click on the Assignment Files tab to submit your worksheet.

 

HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment the Great Depression

 

Instructions: Complete the University of Phoenix Material: The Great Depression.

 

HST 165 Week 4 Individual Assignment Week 4 Knowledge Check

 

Instructions: Complete the Week 4 Knowledge Check.

 

 

WEEK  5

HST 165 Week 5 Individual Assignment Truman’s Decision

 

Instructions: Write a 350-word (minimum) response to the following question:   

  • Do you think President Truman was right or wrong in his decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Why? Be sure to include the political, economic, humanitarian, diplomatic, and military aspects to this decision in your answer.  Format and cite your response and references consistent with APA guidelines.

 

HST 165 Week 5 Individual Assignment World War II: The American Experience

 

Instructions: World War II left no country untouched. The fighting left whole continents battered and devastated. Cities were flattened, and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Some 49 million people died in World War II, including 400,000 American soldiers. Another 11 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in German concentration camps. Battles took place in nearly every corner of the globe. Soldiers fought on beaches, in jungles, and along rivers, and campaigns for dominance stretched across the globe, with eventual victory by the Allies. Part 1: The Military Experience Write a 1,050--word (minimum) paper that provides a comprehensive view of the American military experience during World War II. The paper should do the following:   

  • Identify the causes for American involvement in the war.
  • Present an analysis of the major military campaigns of the war. Analyze each of the following military campaigns, including 2 to 3 of the related subtopics, the results of the campaign, and overall success for the Allies. Emphasize the role of American troops in each campaign.
  • North African Campaign        
  • Objectives
  • Operation Torch
  • Vichy position
  • Rommel and Von Amim in North Africa
  • Patton and Bradley in North Africa
  • Rommel withdraws from El Agheila
  • Battle of El Guettar
  • Results
  • Italian Campaign
  • Objectives
  • Casablanca Conference
  • Operation Husky
  • Fall of Messina
  • Naples
  • Landing at Anzio           
  • Fall of Rome
  • Mussolini's surrender
  • Results Include maps, quotes, or statistics as appropriate. Format and cite your paper consistent with APA guidelines. Part 2: The Home Experience Create a 6- to 10-slide presentation using Microsoft® PowerPoint® that provides a comprehensive view of the American home front during World War II. Include the following:
  • The economic characteristics, such as tax policies, industrial production, employment, and manufacturing  
  • The political characteristics, such as the evolution of America from isolationism to limited support to full engagement in the war, and how the branches of government worked together to form a cohesive war strategy
  • The social characteristics, such as opportunities for women and minorities, internment of Japanese Americans, demographic shifts, leisure activities, and others Include photographs, maps, quotes, or statistics as appropriate. Cite your reference sources consistent with APA guidelines. Present the World War II presentation.
  • For Online and Directed Study students, these are multimedia presentations with detailed notes on each slide as well as visuals on slides to highlight the information presented.

 

HST 165 Week 5 Individual Assignment Video Reflection

 

Instructions: Review the videos presented this week.  Write a 300- to 350-word reflection on what you learned by watching the videos. Discuss the most important and least important parts of the videos.

HST 165 Week 6 Individual Assignment Week 5 Knowledge Check

 

Instructions: Complete the Week 5 Knowledge Check.

 

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