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Question Description

In this first journal activity, you may write about any topic(s) of your choice, but it is best to use the textbook to study. For this activity, topics should address content covered in Chapters 16 - 21 in the textbook.This activity will consist of 10 separate journal entries. It is expected that, at a minimum, you are reading the assigned textbook chapters. You are encouraged to read collateral historical writings on topics covered in the textbook. Each separate entry should: contain a minimum of 120 words. consist of a summary, paraphrase, and synthesis of material you are reading/studying in this course. be written in your own words - do not quote the work of others verbatim. discuss the subject matter that you are studying - do not simply agree/disagree. Textbook: Foner, E., Give Me Liberty: An American History, 4th Edition, W. W. Norton & Company Example: Entry 1 What was the Declaration of Independence all about? It was written by Thomas Jefferson but was probably not signed on July 4th, 1776. It was written after hostilities had broken out. Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill had taken place a year earlier. Why so late? The reason might be that the colonies were not yet united in their response to Britain. Many did not want to leave the empire only a few years earlier they had boasted about. Also, taking on the powerful British empire with trained troops seemed almost impossible. Several of the condemnations in the declaration were not true, and they were addressed to King George III rather than Parliament, which had the real power. It is quite possible that the colonial leadership did not want to attack a representative institution even though it was hardly representative of the people of Britain. Still, the declaration won widespread approval and helped to unite the colonists.

Final Answer

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Journal Entries
Entry 1: Chapter 16 America's Gilded Age, 1870-1890
When Americans started trekking towards the west coast, they destroyed Nomadic Indian
Life. They killed the animals that the indigenous peoples needed for food, the bison population
of North America declined rapidly. The federal government introduces tribal reservations, they
systematically herded the native Indians into these specific areas and destroyed their homes.
They were forced to change their entire way of life. The natives used to be very agricultural
people and they had the land to be so, but now they don’t have the land to grow the food they
used to be capable of. This caused mass fighting between both the Americans and the natives.
There were massacres of those who refused to move to reservations. The only way the US could
solve these issues of violence were to sign treaties for peace with the native people.

Entry 2: Chapter 17 Freedom's Boundaries, at Home and abroad, 1890-1900
In the late 19th century, the farmers began to revolt, they didn’t want to face the economy
in its current state of disarray. They were looking at increased economic insecurity and
instability for farmers in the US. If they continued growing food s they were, there would be no
telling how they would do financially. The market prices for crops were fluctuating heavily so
there was wild instability in the farming market. Nobody wanted to be a farmer in those
conditions so many of them revolted. They aimed to improve farming conditions by forming the
Farmers Allian...

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