Compare Oedipus the King to The Bacchae, especially regarding human relationships with the gods. How does the worldview of Euripides differ from that of Sophocles?
The purpose of this assignment is for you to examine the multiple perspectives on women’s suffrage specifically the views of supporters and non-supporters of the suffrage movement. You will explore these multiple perspectives by analyzing sources that reflect the different views of this historical event in order to explain the various positions of the suffrage and anti-suffrage movement and to appreciate the vestiges of discrimination against women that still exist today.
1. Your assignment is to write an analytical research paper on the topic of “Opening the West.”
Your paper should consider the motivations and
reasons how and why this region changed, what brought American settlers,
institutions, and cultural beliefs into the region, and how those events
impacted the region, its environment, and its indigenous peoples. Your
should consider the following aspects:
a. Relationships, both peaceful and violent, with the Native
b. Impact of the construction of railroad infrastructure (primarily the
“land grant” transcontinental railroads);
c. Impact of mining “rushes” or “booms” in the region;
d. Impact of changes in land use;
e. Causes and effects of changes in Federal policies;
f. Public observations or opinions (from the time) of events;
g. Modern opinions or analyses of relevant events, including but not
limited to environmental concerns.
There is no single conclusion or perspective on this topic. Your
research is intended for you
to arrive at your own conclusions (as long as
those conclusions are of academic quality, not fantasy). This is a research
paper. SIMPLY TELLING WHAT HAPPENED IS NOT SUFFICIENT! You
consider HOW and WHY things happened. You must consider “cause
and effect,” that is, why
things happened when and where they did, and how
those events impacted subsequent events.
2. Here are the style and format guidelines for this assignment. Please
follow these instructions:
a. Use the “Chicago” format, NOT MLA or APA formats for your
paper, including FOOTNOTES (not endnotes) for all citations. Refer
to Jules Benjamin, A Student’s Guide to History for important
guidance on research (Chapter 7), paper organization (Chapter 8),
and correct citation formatting (Chapter 10). Your paper must have at least 5 FULL pages of text (longer is fine,
shorter is not)
plus a separate bibliography page.
b. In the text of your paper, use 12-point sized Times New Roman
type font, and double spacing.
c. Text margins are 1-inch on top, bottom, and both sides.
d. Number all pages of text, pages of images (if any), and
bibliography. Put the number in the
upper right corner of each page.
Page numbering begins with Page 1 on the first page of the text.
e. Footnotes are in 10-point type. Do not place an empty line between
separate footnote entries.
3. You MUST use and cite from at least THREE different primary and
THREE different secondary
research sources (more of each type are
acceptable, fewer are not). You are responsible for locating these sources
yourselves as part of your research; if appropriate to your topic, you may use
primary sources from Kevin B. Sheets, Sources for America’s History, vol 2:
Since 1865, or from other sources as an alternative. Remember that
primary sources may include photographs taken at the time and newspaper
or magazine articles from the time; if uncertain, refer to Benjamin, Chapter
7. Secondary Sources may include government documents, research
reports, or opinion articles of academic quality. Use the JSTOR.org website
or similar sites of academic quality to find secondary source materials of
academic. Be aware that secondary sources which are not valid include
blogs, podcasts, etc.
4. I will consider the following things when grading your paper: Quality of
Research, Quality of Analysis (argument), and Quality of Format (following
Students will examine major themes in Chicana/o history as presented in course readings and topics during Weeks 1-6. You can begin with your textbook, Mexicans in the Making of America, but you are expected to consider others class readings to develop your thesis, such as primary sources, lectures, documentaries, and scholarly articles or other readings shared with you via CANVAS. The focus of the essay should be significant course themes related to Chicana/o history as per your understanding of course readings and sources. Sample themes may include, but are not limited to: the U.S.-Mexico border, identity, racism, discrimination, ethnic relations, gender, sexuality, racial formation, colonialism, Anglo-Mexican relations, intra-ethnic relations, citizenship, immigration, violence, civil rights, etc. You as the reader of sources must determine what themes are most relevant to the course based upon your understanding of the reading.
Students will also be required to complete a course/reading themes proposal via CANVAS (due Week 4) prior to publishing your essay.
Once you have selected the course themes to evaluate, consider the following question(s) in crafting your essay & developing a thesis:
The essay publish should be approximately 1,000 – 1,200 words, typed, double spaced, Times New Roman. You must use Chicago Manual of Style footnotes. Please include a title page with your class info + word count. The most important thing for the publish assignment is the demonstration of reading comprehension within class readings and sources. No outside secondary source research is necessary at the publish stage. Focus on course readings and sources during Weeks 1-6 in the course. After submitting your publish essay, the assignment will be graded via CANVAS, feedback given, and revisions will be required with additional requirements due the last day of class. More information about revisions will be distributed in class/via CANVAS. Students are required to go to the writing center this semester for assistance and feedback in the writing process. It is a free service on campus.
 This is a sample footnote. Neil Foley, Mexicans in the Making of America (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 2017), page #.
What themes do you find significant in Chicano/a history based upon class readings during Week 1-6? How do the readings illuminate the way these themes have impacted the course of Chicana/o history, especially between 1850-1940? Provide specific historical examples to illustrate your points, as well as changes over time between 1850-19
• 1) analyze the following “ritualized actions” (type-scenes) Food and feasting and The hero’s dressing and arming
in the books: (Books 16 (Aristeia of Patroklos)
Books 17 (Aristeia of Menelaos; The fight over the body of Patroklos)
Book 18 (Achilles’s grief; The shield of Achilles)
Book 19 (Achilles’s anger unleashed)
Book 21 (Achilles fights the river; read only lines 1-158 and 256-455)
Your analysis should refer to the books for this unit but also briefly refer to stock scenes of the same kind studied in the previous books.
In your analysis, pay attention to the following:
• Why are these scenes important?
• What do they reveal of the sociality of warriors and the traditions they abide by?
• Do they contribute to the establishment of a “community”?
2) Analyze the role of Achilles’s immortal horses in the poem and answer the following questions:
• Why does Homer insert these characters?
• What do they reveal of human-animal relations?
• Why is the immortality of the horses included twice in the poem—both in Achilles’s and in Aeneas’s horses?
Write as much as you see fit to conduct a proper analysis, Be clear, and precise in your statements.
Please answer the following question in about six pages, double spaced. Please paginate in the upper right hand corner and put your name and the name of the course at the top of the first page. You MUST have a citation for each paragraph – either a footnote or an endnote – giving the source and the page numbers from which you derived the information in that paragraph, and ALSO provide a citation for each sentence with quoted material. Papers without proper citations will be graded down one full letter grade. Please remember that part of your grade will be based on correct use of English, so please proof-read your paper (and please use the past tense when discussing the past!). Since a major part of your grade will be based on your ability to explain ideas in your own words, please use your own words and avoid quoting. If you do use someone else’s words, you MUST use quotation marks to avoid plagiarism AND cite your source – plagiarism will result in your paper being given an F. You may use your books and notes, but you should not discuss the question or your answer with anyone else; you are to fly solo on this project. Please be specific; if you are vague I will assume you don’t really understand the material.
Using the course email message system, please send your answer to me as an attachment to a course email message by 11:30 pm Sunday October 2. Please be sure that you save your exam in Word or RTF format before sending it to me.
The question: How was it possible for Hitler to become Chancellor of Germany in 1933? Include in your answer: 1) Was Hitler’s rise to power inevitable? If not, identify the aspects of Hitler’s life prior to 1925 that made it highly improbable that he would become the Chancellor; 2) In 1923 Hitler was in prison but ten years later he was the Chancellor. What steps did he take that contributed to his rise to power? Discuss and explain each; 3) What developments that were not under Hitler’s control contributed to his emergence as the Chancellor in 1933? Discuss and explain each; 4) Was the Nazi Party voted into office by German voters? Begin by stating the percentage of the vote the NSDAP received in 1928, 1930, and the two 1932 Reichstag elections. Then identify what type of people were most likely to vote Nazi and why; 5) What is the author’s thesis regarding conservative elites and Hitler’s rise to power? Discuss and explain. Since this is an exam on your knowledge of Epstein’s book and the lecture notes your answer MUST be based on Epstein’s book and the lecture notes; the use of other sources will result in a reduction of your grade.
I have been thinking of tips to help you do well on the exam. My suggestions include:
1. Write an impressive opening paragraph in which you state the author’s central thesis in answer to the main exam question and then briefly summarize the main points that the author makes in developing their thesis.
2. In order to do the above you need to identify the author’s central thesis in each chapter as you read (in addition to the thesis for the book). It was clear that some of you are struggling with this and need to improve in this area. The lecture notes are intended to help you with this as well as other issues so if you would read the lecture notes more carefully this should also help you improve.
3. Be specific – if you are vague I will assume you don’t really understand the material.
4. Write the essay in your own words and avoid quoting. Quoting is frequently an indication that the student doesn’t know how to explain something and tries to disguise this by quoting something the author said.
5. Answer all parts of the essay. This may seem obvious but some students forget to do this.
6. Please follow the instructions. If you are asked to paginate your essay (provide page numbers) and provide citations then please do so.
7. Submit your exam as an attachment to a course message as you did for assignment 2.
I have to send you the scanned chapters tomorrow.
Due Sunday 10/2/22 at 12pm
Use evidence from at least two of our primary sources: Bhagavad Gita, Poison Arrow, Ashoka’s Pillars. For secondary sources, you can use any of our readings from this unit. Please do not use outside (or internet) texts. Strong essays will provide historic context and case studies (such as discussing Ashoka) but then will dig into your own interpretation of the primary sources. I don’t want to know what Google or Wikipedia or famous historians have to say; I want to know how you interpret these texts for their teleological implications.
Format: As per the syllabus, the essay should be 4-5 pages double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 pt font. No title page, just a simple title up top and your name & pg numbers in the header. Citations should be Chicago style, which just means that you use footnotes instead of parenthetical citations. Proofread. I want these essays much more formal than the Double Taps. Read the document and refer to it when using citations
A. Explain (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) the reasons for the rise of partisan politics in the Early Republic (i.e., major conflicts and concerns, development of the First Party System).
B. Discuss the development of the Second Party System (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:
1. Compare the platforms of the Whig and Democratic parties.
Note: You may include both similarities and differences of the two parties.
2. Describe the leaders and constituents that defined each party.
3. Explain how the Second Party System contributed to increased democratization of American politics.
C. Discuss the major movements and events that led to the Civil War (suggested length of 2–3 paragraphs) by doing the following:
1. Explain the pro-slavery and abolitionist arguments of the antebellum period.
2. Describe the role of westward expansion in increasing sectional tensions.
3. Evaluate how three major events (e.g., significant legislation, territorial conflicts, court cases, political debates) contributed to the outbreak of the Civil War.
D. Provide acknowledgement of source information, using in-text citations and references, for quoted, paraphrased, or summarized content.
1. Include the following information when providing source references:
• location of information (e.g., publisher, journal, or website URL)
* You can use Norton, 2015 as a source. Also, search “WGU C121 Survey of United States History” for examples of sources. Primarily Norton 2015.
I have uploaded the assignment instructions, and the rewiew that is needed for it.You can do at least 4 pages and the other 2 can be for the bibliography, or citations you don’t have to worry with a title page. It will be checked through a plagraism tool.
According to the quote of philosopher George Santayana, “Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it.” That phrase is not only popular and catchy, but also true.
Assignment: Select one of the five topics below for your paper:
1. In depth. compare and contrast immigration in the Gilded Age and the Progressive Era to immigration today, include politics, social and cultural aspects and economics.
2. Thoroughly compare and contrast the state of the United States (economic, political, social and cultural) after the pandemics, the 1918 influenza pandemic and COVID 19.
3. Discuss the significance of the 1925 Scopes Trial, and, in depth, compare it with the debate over the controversy today of teaching of slavery and other cultural topics in schools.
4. How does Putin’s desire of expansion compare and contrast with the Iron Curtain of the Cold War, discuss ? How does the Russia Ukraine War impact the United States and the world economically and politically, give examples?
5. Discuss five events in United States history since 1877 that significantly impacted (select one group to research: African Americans, Native Americans, Latino Americans, Asian Americans, and women) in either a positive or negative way. In your research, include politics, social and cultural impact, economics.
Requirements and Instructions: Your paper must be at least 800 words written in the MLA style or the Chicago style with at least four sources, excluding the textbook and Wikipedia. A bibliography is required. The bibliography should include: the title of the source, the author’s name, the name of the company that published the source, the date the source were published. That means, do not give an internet address URL as a source, and no more than one internet source is allowed. The bibliography is not included in the word count.