This Chamberlain course examines American history from the formation of the 13 original colonies to the present. Coursework addresses the struggle to define American citizenship and government, development of the nation and a national economy and racial exclusion in American society. Also examined are the country’s transformation to a world power, reconstruction, resurgence, recession and reform, principles of justice and the American experience. Students who receive credit for this course may not also receive credit for HIST-225.
All Weeks 1, 3, 5, 7 - All Case Studies
HIST 405N Week 1 Case Study | Slavery -- $ 15.00
HIST 405N Week 3 Case Study | Industrialization -- $ 15.00
HIST 405N Week 5 Case Study | Who Is a Progressive -- $ 15.00
HIST 405N Week 7 Case Study | Fear of Communism/Islam -- $ 15.00
Note: This Bundle is cheaper than the individual Case Studies...
Slavery will hone your abilities to search and compile a response to the prompts provided below by describing the dynamics of slavery. Although slavery had existed among African peoples prior to the European slave trade, the status of slaves in Africa was much different than that of slaves as a result of the trade. The condition of the latter took a different path from the start. The transition of this status in the colonies is illustrated through primary sources as seen with severa..
Discussion: The Cost of Expansion
Explain how and why slavery developed in the American colonies. Why couldn’t colonists use indentured servants as they had in the past? How would you describe the differences between slaves and indentured servants?..
How I Earned an A in This Class
Learning is not like the weather; it does not “just happen” to you. You
must be actively engaged in the learning process, devise strategies to maximize
your learning, reflect on the strategies that worked and those that didn’t, and
modify these strategies moving forward. I want all of you to earn an A in this
class!For this journal entry, I would like you to envision yourself having
received an A at the end of the class.Imagine yourself looking back over the cla..
Discussion 1: The American Revolution
What were the causes of the American Revolution? How did the British colonists evolve from good citizens to revolutionaries and back something as unique as the Declaration of Independence?
Discussion 2: Confederation and Constitution
What were the main problems with the Articles of Confederation that led to the Constitutional Convention of 1787? How did the national government under the Constitution differ from the Articles of Confederation?..
Quiz Solution: MCQs & Answers
Question: (TCO 2) The election of 1800 has been referred to as constituting "another revolution" because
Question: (TCO 1) Maryland was the only Southern colony
Question: (TCO 1) The Pequot War resulted in part from
Question: (TCO 4) Slave traders from the colonies
Question: (TCO 2) The French and Indian War was also called
Question: (TCO 2) At the First Continental Congress, delegates represented every colony except
Question: (TCO 2) In the Declaration of In..
Industrialization will enhance your knowledge of the socioeconomic infrastructure that began to emerge after the War of 1812. The
transformation of transportation, communication, and mechanization made life in America easier. America was becoming a leading
competitor in the global community while building an internal cohesiveness between the North, South, and East. The years between 1815
through 1860 was characterized by new inventions based on scientific discovery wi..
Discussion: Manifest Destiny and the Mexican War of 1846
How did the ideology of Manifest Destiny contribute to the Mexican War of 1846? Why did the Mexican War of 1846 take place? Was the war necessary? Was it beneficial to the United States? What does this war tell us about this period of American history? Was it God’s plan that the United States extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific, or were imperialists looking for a way to defend what they planned to do anyway? Elaborate...
Discussion: The Civil War and Reconstruction
In the beginning, each side in the Civil War believed the war would be brief and that their side would win. What advantages did each side hold that made them feel this way? Elaborate. After the war, Lincoln had one plan for bringing the rebel states back into the Union; Andrew Johnson another; and the Radical Republican Congress a third. Discuss the aims of each president and explain why and in what ways Congress took control of Reconstruction...
Midterm Exam: Questions & Solutions
Question: (TCO 1, 2) Identify and analyze two causes of World War I. Use historical examples to support your answer. Of the various causes of World War I, which do you think was the most important, and why?
Question: (TCO 5, 6) Identify and describe the major cultural changes in the Soviet Union from 1917–1932. Give special attention to the New Economic Policy (NEP) of 1921–1928 and the first Five-Year Plan of 1928–1932. Use historical examples to..
IntroductionWith the increase in prosperity brought about by industrialization came a number of ills such as the exploitation of workers, including children. Unbridled capitalism and the pursuit of wealth, while also giving rise to the middle class, led to the greatest wealth disparity the country had ever seen at the expense of the working class, whose members found themselves working six or seven days a week up to 12 hours a day in horrible conditions, often not making enough to support themse..
Discussion: Industrialization, Imperialism and America’s Entry Into WWI
Describe the basic industries of America's Industrial Revolution. Explain what made the men who controlled them so successful, and analyze the role of immigrants in industrialization. How did imperialism play a critical role leading up to World War I? Discuss the foreign policy of the US and the events that drew the country into World War I...
Discussion 1: The Great Depression
What were the underlying causes of the depression? Why did the Great Depression of the 1930s seem so much worse than any occurring either before or since? Can you see any modern parallels to the Great Depression? Elaborate.
Discussion 2: World War II
What were the underlying causes of World War II? Select one event that you think irrevocably led the world (and the U.S.) to war more than any other event. Argue your selection with details that support your an..
Quiz Solution: MCQs & Answers
Question: (TCO 10) Many immigrants came to the U.S. to avoid
Question: (TCO 2) The major benefit of building skyscrapers was
Question: (TCO 6) Under the spoils system, politicians
Question: (TCO 10) Which reformer led the effort to provide birth control for women?
Question: (TCO 6) What were some of the most serious problems faced by U.S. volunteer soldiers during the Spanish-American War?
Question: (TCO 7) The German invasion of Belgium produced ..
IntroductionThe Cold War brought about an irrational fear of communism and communist activities in the United States. As we are learning this week, one of the most vocal instigators of this paranoia was Senator Joseph McCarthy. McCarthy delivered a speech about the imminent threat of communism on February 9, 1950. Our country again experienced a state of paranoia after the attacks of September 11, 2001, this time of Islam. (The purpose of this assignment is not to defend communism, but to examin..
Discussion: The Cold War and America
How did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the United States during the 1950s? In particular, how do you explain McCarthyism and the Red Scare? Can you think of any modern parallels to these events, when fear and paranoia threatened basic American liberties? Elaborate...
Journal Entry: Reflections of Learning and Advice to Incoming Students
For this activity, reflect on the course content and address the following:
Identify and elaborate on one or two lessons you have learned from our study of United States history that affect you today in your daily life and/or work.
Provide advice to the next group of students who will be taking this course.
How has this course affected you today in your daily life and/or work?
What should incoming students be ..
Discussion: Terrorism in the 21st Century
Discuss how you see the "war on terrorism" as of this date. Do you think the United States should be engaged in such a war? Give
reasons for or against this war and whether or not we are giving up our own principles to wage it...
Final Exam: Solution & Answers
Question: (TCO 4) What were encomiendas?
Question: (TCO 1) Maryland was the only southern colony
Question: (TCO 4) Slave traders from the colonies
Question: (TCO 4) What happened in the colonies as a result of the Glorious Revolution in England? Question: (TCO 2) To protest British taxes, colonists often organized boycotts to Question: (TCO 2) According to the Loyalists, legitimate authority over the colonists was held by the Question: (TCO 2) Which i..