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With the passing of the 17th amendment, the people were able to elect officials instead of the legislature placing them in the senate seats based on their own interests.

Progressives believed that “the cure for the ills of democracy was more democracy.” How did progressive reforms attempt to bring more democracy to American society and government? In what areas were their reforms most successful? In what areas did they largely fail to succeed?
My basic answer was this:
Progressive reformers waged a war on monopolies, and social injustice, and end political corruption by increasing government intervention to protect the lives and welfare of the people. The most successful areas of reform included food safety requirements and labor laws. Regulations from the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act still help shape commerce today. Legislature passed stronger laws regulating work hours and employment conditions helping to ensure workers’ health and well-being. With the passing of the 17th Amendment, the people were able to elect officials instead of the legislature placing them in the senate seats based on their own interests. Progressive reformers largely failed to improve civil rights and end discrimination against African Americans. Women’s suffrage, while improved, failed to gain equality.
This is the feedback I got and needs to be addressed in the new paragraph to be rewritten:
Give examples! Be specific! “Progressive reformers largely failed to improve civil rights and end discrimination against African Americans. Women’s suffrage, while improved, failed to gain equality.” Why did they fail? Respond to forum questions: How did progressive reforms attempt to bring more democracy to American society and government? Dates and names of laws passed. In what areas were their reforms most successful? In what areas did they fail to succeed? Why? Dig a little deeper!

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Compare and contrast the album/cd jackets and stage productions of sly stone, earth, wind & fire, the ohio players, george clinton, and lakeside in terms of how they represent diversity in african american culture.

Answer Questions from the the end of a chapter reading. I will provide the source.
1. Define funk as both a musical genre and a cultural concept. Identify the pioneers of this genre and their contributions to its development.
2. Choose three funk groups and describe how the ideology of the Civil Rights and Black
Power movements is exhibited in their recordings.
3. Compare and contrast the album/CD jackets and stage productions of Sly Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Ohio Players, George Clinton, and Lakeside in terms of how they represent diversity in African American culture.
4. How did advancements in musical technologies impact funk music in the 1980s?
5. How has funk influenced later musical styles, specifically hip-hop in the 1990s and beyond?

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Feel free to think “outside the box,” but be sure to reference which primary source you are referring to when providing contentions.

Based upon the provided Primary Source documents, please write a 700 to 1000-word essay that addresses the following questions
What were some of the primary concerns and/or criticisms with American social and economic policies during World War I?
What dangers do free speech represent to the U.S. in a time of war? (Keep in mind that free speech can be from an individual, a business, or an organization)
In the mind of Eugene V. Debs, who was the real enemy to the United States and how can this enemy be defeated?
Why did Eugene V. Debs not pursue a career in politics (outside of running for president several times)? Explain.
Feel free to think “outside the box,” but be sure to reference which primary source you are referring to when providing contentions. Avoid inserting personal opinions, but rather use the sources to guide and support arguments. I encourage students to use quotes when providing evidence but the bulk of the essay should be analysis and commentary. The essay should be written in third person (Do not use I, me, we, us, or you). Also, be sure to use past-tense when addressing historical issues.
Students should begin their essay with an opening paragraph that provides a broad overview and a thesis statement, at least two or three body paragraphs, and a closing paragraph that summarizes the analysis and restates the thesis.
A Works Cited page is not required, however you will need in-text citations.
Cite as follows:
William Jennings Bryan source: (Bryan)
The Sedition Act: (Sedition Act, 1918)
Eugene V. Debs, The Canton, Ohio, Speech: (Debs, June, 1918)
Eugene V. Debs Statement: (Debs, Sept., 1918)
PDF FILE HAS THE PRIMARY AND ONLY SOURCE

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Then write your essay and upload to dropbox.

Use high school level wording and words
Which modern president had the biggest impact on America (positive or negative) and why?
You can use the information that you learned in this unit, as well as the resources from the list below. As you are researching, note any experts that might agree or disagree with your choice and why. When expressing your opinion, it is important to support it with evidence, but also present reasons why someone else might disagree.
Additional Resources:
John F. Kennedy – 29.1 The Kennedy Promise – U.S. History | OpenStax
Lyndon Johnson – 29.2 Lyndon Johnson and the Great Society – U.S. History | OpenStax
Richard Nixon – 30.4 Watergate: Nixon’s Domestic Nightmare – U.S. History | OpenStax
Jimmy Carter – 30.5 Jimmy Carter in the Aftermath of the Storm – U.S. History | OpenStax
Ronald Reagan – 31.1 The Reagan Revolution – U.S. History | OpenStax
George H.W. Bush – 31.3 A New World Order – U.S. History | OpenStax
Bill Clinton – 31.4 Bill Clinton and the New Economy – U.S. History | OpenStax
George W. Bush – 32.2 The Domestic Mission – U.S. History | OpenStax
Here is a suggested format to follow to help you structure your essay. Review the suggested format and the rubric below. Then write your essay and upload to Dropbox.
Paragraph 1:
Topic Sentence:
Concrete Detail (from source):
Commentary (your opinion/analysis):
Commentary
Paragraph 2:
Topic sentence
Concrete Detail (from source):
Commentary (your opinion/analysis):
Summary
Final Concluding

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Further, there is a proposal to bypass the electoral college without having to amend the constitution (which is basically impossible).

The U.S. Constitution stipulates that Electors will vote for the office of President and Vice President, what we commonly refer to as the Electoral College. Two times in the 21st century the candidate with the most popular votes across the United States has not won the most votes in the Electoral College, hence losing the election. Some activists and scholars are arguing that a democratic system of government requires that majority rules; therefore, the candidate for President who receives the most popular votes should win the election. Further, there is a proposal to bypass the Electoral College without having to amend the Constitution (which is basically impossible).
Explore the strategy of the National Popular Vote movement at this website: www.nationalpopularvote.com.
Compare the way in which we elect Presidents in our current system to the proposal of the National Popular Vote movement. Which method is superior? Explain your answer.
Writing Guidelines:
4-5 double-spaced pages of text.
Write in complete sentences and paragraphs. Bullet points or lists will not be accepted.
Be original – All papers submitted in this class are reviewed via Turnitin.com, a proprietary software database that identifies unoriginal material in papers. Please review the syllabus statement regarding the penalty for plagiarism. Your instructor can provide you with additional information.

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Does the constitution work to remedy these concerns like it’s designed to?

https://barry.instructure.com/courses/1608035/files/66950482/download?verifier=mhIJXrf5Fono4ofOWh7U6GM3OM2vACTzo8LtF86m&wrap=1 (Book Link) In a 3-4 page paper address the following questions: Who were the Federalists and Anti-Federalists? What arguments are presented in The Federalist Papers #10 and #51 and which concerns of the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists do they address? Does the Constitution work to remedy these concerns like it’s designed to? While you are not required to use any sources other than your class texts for this paper, you must include a list of references and citations within the paper. Papers are to be typed, double-spaced, in a standard font and size (i.e.: Times New Roman 12, Arial 11) with page numbers, normal margins, and no extra spacing between paragraphs. Papers must be submitted as Word or PDF files only. Proofread your papers to check for typos, incomplete sentences, improper phrasing and spacing, etc.

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What advantages was your character’s side trying to achieve by claiming that boundary?

I just need to powerpoint done and I will record the speech myself
Purpose
In November 1845, President James K. Polk dispatched congressman John Slidell to Mexico City to negotiate with the Mexican government over the southern boundary of Texas four months after Congress admitted Texas as the twenty-eight state. Although Mexican officials refused to meet with Slidell, the controversy over the international boundary continued to be a point of contention for the next six months until the start of the Mexican-American War. The debate about the international boundary between the US and Mexico, and the role that played in the war, is the topic of this assignment.
Task
For this assignment you will use Manifest Destiny (Chapter 12) from the textbook (pay special attention to “Section IV: Texas, Mexico, and the United States”) and the maps embedded below to create a 2-minute speech and PowerPoint slideshow highlighting your main points, then record a video of you delivering the presentation.
First, write a script for your speech. A 2-minute presentation is the equivalent of text comprising approximately 250-300 words, double-spaced, 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar font.
Second, build a 3-5 slide presentation that clearly articulates the case for your position. You may write in character as a person from the 19th century, but this is not required See the Starting a Presentation, Photo Essay, or Video page and the Sample Final PowerPoint Presentation (Woman’s Suffrage) for help with structuring and designing your presentation. When creating your slideshow, pay close attention to the proper layout of each slide—balancing text with visual images from the maps—as well as creating slides for an introduction, conclusion, and Works Cited.
Click on the links/maps below. Either download the maps themselves or take screenshots of the maps (or parts of maps) that are relevant to your argument. Be sure to incorporate at least THREE of the maps listed below in your presentation to better illustrate your point.
Using the written script you create, practice presenting and explaining this information, then record video of your presentation and upload to the assignment box.
MAPS
White, Gallaher & White, Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico (1828)
Map of the State of Coahuila and Texas (1833)
A New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American and Mexican States (1835)
Map of Texas Showing the Grants in Possession of the Colorado and Red River Land Company (1835)
Mitchell/Young, New Map of Texas with the Contiguous American & Mexican States, 1835-1836
Emory, Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent (1844)
Based on the list below (the first letter of your last name), adopt the correct perspective for your presentation:
Students whose last names begin with A-M will adopt the persona of a US representative who supports the Rio Grande River boundary.
When writing your speech keep the following things in mind:
Effective map analysis involves understanding what you are looking at. One effective way to do this is to locate key features (cities, rivers, mountain ranges, etc.) to better understand what the maps are telling you. For example: since the war between the US and Mexico started over a dispute between the southern boundary of Texas, you’ll need to locate the two rivers in question—the Nueces River and the Rio Grand River (also referred to as Rio del Norte or Rio Bravo)—and trace their extent to see how establishing one or the other as the international boundary would affect the size of the territory claimed by each country.
When giving your speech, be sure to make specific references to the map images you used on your slides.
When determining the points you want to make in your speech, consider things like:
What advantages was your character’s side trying to achieve by claiming that boundary?
What historical claims were used to justify one boundary versus the other?
How do land claims of Native Americans factor into this debate?
If your side wins the dispute, what does your country plan to do with that territory?
Criteria
This activity may use a different grading rubric than what was used in past activities. Be sure to check the grading rubric before starting. Please review the rubric for how you will be assessed on this discussion.

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Then, support your argument with examples from diverse groups of peoples alive during the pre-colonial and colonial historical period.

Write a 500-to-800-word argument-based essay in response to the following prompt:
Physical Materials or Ideas: Which was more important? Based on early pre-colonial and colonial history (covered in modules through 9/8), were physical materials or ideas more impactful to people’s lives? Physical materials are any of the “things” that we can experience physically. Germs are experienced physically via health or sickness. Food, tools, clothes, shelter, and money are physical materials, as is nature and our environment. Ideas would include social norms, cultural values, ideologies, religions/spiritual ideas, as well as ideas about race, gender, age, ability, etc.
How to approach this essay: First, for the purpose of this argument-based essay, pick a side and make an argument. Then, support your argument with examples from diverse groups of peoples alive during the pre-colonial and colonial historical period. (You can’t cover everyone and every time period, but do cover a solid range of peoples.) Use your own words for this short essay. Use the class sources — text and videos — to find your examples.

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Along with that, the essay will be submitted through turnit in, so please be original !

Hello, I have attached the book review instructions and the rubric. Within the instructions, there’s a list of books that you can choose from! Along with that, the essay will be submitted through turnit in, so please be original ! Thank ou

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Using details from the photograph of klanswomen in washington and quoting from the words of hiram wesley evans, write an essay that answers the question: how did the language of the kkk position itself in relationship to national identity?

This activity asks you to trace the thread of white nationalism from the resurgence of the KKK in the 1920s through the present day.
Activity Prompt:
The Ku Klux Klan’s aims and methods frame themselves as part of a distinctly American tradition. Using details from the photograph of Klanswomen in Washington and quoting from the words of Hiram Wesley Evans, write an essay that answers the question: How did the language of the KKK position itself in relationship to national identity?
The only two soureces needed are in the attached files.