American History Homework Thirteen Answers - Student 26

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American History Homework Thirteen Answers --JessS

1. what is your favorite period of time in American history, and why? This is probably one of the hardest questions this year, but I think that I would have to say that my personal favorite time period would be the 1770s. I love reading about all the important historic events which occurred in hat time period.

Superb answer, and you're right that it is a difficult question!

2.Contrast President Ronald Reagan with President Bill Clinton. Reagan was a conservative and did conservative things like lowering taxes, while Clinton was liberal and did liberal things including higher taxes and gun control, and trying to lift the ban on homosexuals in the army.

Excellent, concise response.

3. what would you say is the most important trend or trends guiding American history? Government taking more and more power, and the ignorance of our history including our founding principals and documents.

Terrific, may use as a model answer.

4.What is the most important threat to the future of America? Cite history to support your view. The greatest threat to the future of America is sin. In America today, sin is ignored, encouraged, and in many cases such as abortion or pornography protected by the government.

"Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34

All through the Old Testament, you can see examples of how sin ruins a country. When righteous kings ruled in Israel, the nation was prosperous, but when wicked kings ruled, or the nation was sinning, God brought judgment.

Superb, could be a bit more specific about what you're referencing in American history, but this is clear enough.

5.Do you see a connection between culture and success for a nation? Give an example from history (e.g. period of time) to support your view. Yes. I think that the Era of Good Feelings would be a good example of this. During the Monroe administration, there was a period of non partisan government, or in other words, the bitterness between parties diminished.

I doubt that "bitterness between parties" is an important part of "culture"? The culture of a society is far broader and bigger than the political parties. But I'll give you full credit for this, noting that America prospered at other times when the bitterness between the parties was intense, as when Reagan was president.

6.describe two of the greatest achievements of Ronald Reagan. Reagan made so many great achievements that it is hard to choose two. I think that just being elected as president was a huge achievement, and his hugely optimistic streak is very inspiring. All in all I would have to say that the greatest achievements of Reagan- or at least my favorites are how he a. handled the government paid union workers' strike b. How he lowered taxes and led the country to and economic "boom"

Excellent, could use as a model.

7.Explain during which century you think this map was drawn and comment how America's achievements may have met or exceeded the expectations of the cartographer or other people of his time. I think that this map was made in the 16th century. To come to this conclusion I took into account that the map had the straight of Magellan which would date it after 1520 The map also had rather substantial America, when a Waldseemüller map of the world made in 1507 had only the east coast of America. Also, near the bottom of the map, you can see the word "Americam" which would date it after Amerigo Vespucci The map seems to lack the tip of South America which would date it in-between the voyage of Magellan when he sighted the fires on the shore and named it tiera Fuego, and the voyage of Frances Drake when he discovered that it was an island NOT a continent as Magellan had believed.

Fantastic answer! Your analysis here is absolutely superb.

H2.Write about any issue debate or mystery related to the lecture or its time period. Debate: Do you think Congress should pass treaties as ordinary laws when unable to obtain the 2/3rd vote required under the Constitution to ratify a treaty?

I think that Congress is wrong to pass treaties as ordinary laws when they could not get the two thirds vote that the founding fathers required in the constitution in order to pass a treaty.

Excellent, this might be the model answer!

H4.What is your view off the government spying on its own citizens, such as authorized by the Patriot Act? I think that the Patriot Act is great! I think that if spying on citizens could help the government catch terrorists, let them spy to their hearts content.

OK, you take a strong position and don't equivocate. Good.

H5.Write about any issue relating to American history at any time.

Debate: Should England have been able to impose direct taxes on the colonies?

I think that England should have given it's citizens in America the same rights as it's citizens in England including representation, and that the colonies were right to complain.

Excellent. (note: no apostrophe when "it's" is a possessive).
Terrific answers, among the best in the class. Very strong finish! 100/100. Perfect, and congratulations!--aschlafly 09:27, 21 December 2008 (EST)
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