American History Homework Nine

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Lecture - Questions

American History Homework Nine
Instructor: Andy Schlafly

Read the lecture first. Then answer six out of the following eight questions:

1. What is your view of antitrust laws - necessary, or something that makes a problem worse?

2. Imperialism by a charitable Christian people: a good or bad thing?

3. Your thoughts on the progressive movement, please.

4. Please explain the cartoon (below right) which once appeared in the Minnesota Tribune, having the caption at top, "WHAT WILL HE DO!" and the caption at the bottom, "The eyes of the world are upon him." Include your description of the point of view of the cartoonist.

Spanish American War cartoon.jpg

5. The "Cross of Gold" speech: lots of meaning, or meaningless? Explain, including who gave the speech and under what circumstances.

6. What would be an example today of "yellow journalism"?

7. Who was the "Conservative Democrat"? Discuss.

8. Select two of the social movements of the late 1800s and discuss.

Honors (pick 3 out of 5)

H1. Do you agree with how the United States finally ended the fighting in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War?

H2. Write about any issue you like, concerning 1880-1920.

H3. Explain your view of unions, then and now.

H4. Pick an economic issue (other than monopolies) from the lecture, and discuss it.

H5. What is your view of John D. Rockefeller?