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Part 1. The Progressive Movement
Background: The Progressive Movement was a complex movement with both Republican and Democratic wings. The movement addressed some of the worst domestic problems of its time, but its mainstream largely ignored widespread and worsening racial injustices.
Scholarly source: Segregation, Racial Violence and Black Workers. In Black Workers Remember: An Oral History of Segregation, Unionism, and the Freedom Struggle, pp. 15-43.
Scholarly source: “Let Each Reader Judge”: Lynching, Race, and Immigrant Newspapers
After reading Chapter Nine from The Jungle and watching the The Progressive Era: America in the 20th Century, use these sources and the textbook to address the following questions:
What do you see as the most serious problem in the first decade of the 1900s?
Why was this problem more serious than the other problems?
How did Americans attempt to solve the problem?
In what ways were they effective?
In what ways did aspects of the problem still remain?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and properly cite any references. You may use additional scholarly sources to support your points if you choose. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center. Respond in a substantive manner to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each response should be at least 100 words.
Part 2 America’s Age of Imperialism
Background: During America’s Age of Imperialism in the 1890s, the United States aggressively pursued overseas colonies, holding on to those colonies even in the face of indigenous resistance. Unlike its handling of continental territories, the United States offered the new colonies no pathway toward equal statehood and citizenship.
American Imperialism combined the expansionist ideology that propelled Americans from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans with a desire to become a world power as well as the need for new markets and raw materials to feed the growing industrial base. Inspired by Alfred Thayer Mahan’s concept of sea power, Americans began to look outside their borders for the means to grow their global political influence. Fueled by the technological innovations and cheap labor of the Industrial Revolution, American industry looked abroad for new markets and access to natural resources. An early and vociferous proponent of American Imperialism, Theodore Roosevelt aggressively and effectively promoted the cause through initiatives like the construction of the Panama Canal and the demonstration of American military power embodied by the Great White Fleet. With the articulation of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, Roosevelt claimed the U.S. right to keep European powers out of Latin America through the use of military force.
Instructions: Refer to your textbook and the film, To Conquer or Redeem: Manifest Destiny. Thoroughly address the following points:
Explain Manifest Destiny and American Exceptionalism.
How were these ideas applied to U.S. foreign policy at the turn of the 20th century?
What do you see as the positives and negatives of American Imperialism?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Provide specific examples to support your points. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center. Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each response should be at least 100 words.
Part 3 The American Frontier
The West lives on in American imagination as a place where rugged individuals triumphed over adversity to conquer an inhospitable land. However, historians often disagree with that view. In this assignment, you will be looking at the common myths about the American Frontier and the historical realities.
Write a paper that contrasts the common myths of the American Frontier from the historical realities. Choose one group who had a significant presence in the West (e.g., Native Americans, White settlers, Black Americans, women, etc.), and maintain focus on your chosen group throughout the paper. In addition, explain all of the following points:
Explain what two opportunities and/or challenges this group faced during the last half of the 1800s. You can choose two opportunities, two challenges, or one opportunity and one challenge.
Explain the impact of the “closing of the frontier” during the last half of the 1800s on this group.
Explain how the myths relevant to this group contrasted with reality.
In order to gain a better understanding of the Closing of the Frontier, watch the following film:
To further research this assignment, review the following online exhibition, and read the following scholarly source:
Your paper must
Be two to three pages in length, not including title and references pages.
Be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
Contain at least one quote from the article “Making and Unmaking Myths of the American Frontier.” For information on how to do this, visit the Ashford Writing Center.
Discuss at least one of the images from the online exhibition on Indian Ledger Drawings.
Cite sources in text and on the reference page. Your references and citations must be formatted according to APA style as outlined by the Ashford Writing Center.