Unit II Essay Compose a 500-word point-of-view essay illustrating a chosen perspective of one of the figures listed below:
a citizen of Jamestown, VA during Bacon’s Rebellion,
a former indentured servant witnessing a slave auction,
a Spanish citizen during the Pueblo Revolt,
a Puritan sailor witness to the Arbella sermon,
a citizen of Salem, MA during the witch trials, or
a Chesapeake farmer reacting to the Navigation Acts.
As this is a point-of-view essay, a modern perspective will not accurately address what the question is asking for. It is strongly suggested that at least one selection from the provided source book be used to research the event and views of the time. All sources and their use must be appropriately identified using APA style. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit III Essay Select one debated topic from the three below, and construct a 500-word (minimum) academic essay that provides an overview of the debate—making certain to include key individuals, events, acts, the time period, the location, and why the debate was initiated. Identify the victor and why you feel they “won” the debate. Considering current events, what events experienced today are similar to your selected debated topic? Explain whether political, religious, or economic concerns were the most dominant motivation. Click here for a PDF of additional requirements for Unit III essay sources. HY 1110, American History I 3 Debated Topics (choose one) 1. The appropriate action of the colonists in response to taxation imposed by the British crown 2. The proper response by American colonists concerning the standing presence of British officials and soldiers 3. The ability of the colonists to rule themselves while still respecting the king’s authority Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit IV Essay In a 500-word essay, choose one of the following ratification documents, and provide a brief overview of the paper’s message and the author’s intent in writing it. If you were living during this time, what would your response be to the paper’s message? What is the correlation between the paper’s message and current events? Click here for a PDF of additional requirements for Unit IV essay sources. Choose one from the following:
1. Antifederalist Papers # 1
2. Antifederalist Papers # 9
3. Antifederalist Papers # 37
4. Antifederalist Papers # 84
5. Federalist Papers # 1
6. Federalist Papers # 10
7. Federalist Papers # 37
8. Federalist Papers # 68
9. Federalist Papers # 69
10. Federalist Papers # 84
Be sure to include all sources used, including the textbooks, in APA style on a separate references page. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit V Speech Choose a president from this unit (George Washington to John Quincy Adams) and write a two-page public address/speech that covers a minimum of two important issues (at least one covering a military issue and one on government evolution) that took place during that president’s term(s). Your speech will need to be in APA style. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit VII Essay Pick one of the notable pre-war era politicians or social figures addressed in the lecture, and assume their position and beliefs. After introducing yourself, choose two issues of note presented in this unit (1820-1861), and provide an editorial response (minimum of 250 words for each issue) that you feel best represents your chosen figure’s perspective during this period. Both responses will be submitted together as one document. You may not choose a work written by your selected figure, two works from the same (other) person, two works about any one issue, or any topics from outside of this unit. Do not reprint any actual editorials from the time as it will lead to steep deductions. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying APA citations. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.
Unit VIII Scholarly Activity Write two obituaries (minimum 250 words each) in remembrance of President Abraham Lincoln. To complete this assignment, you are going to assume the role of an editor for a fictional newspaper on two distinctly different dates. HY 1110, American History I 4 It is your choice of who your audience is and what emotion the content contains, but each article should provide a perspective on the political, economic, and social impact that he had on the nation before, during, and after the Civil War. 1. The first will be dated April 16, 1865, and will need to assume the role of an obituary from that date. Keep in mind what would be known, thought, and felt at that time. 2. The second will be dated April 16, 2015, and will need to assume the role of a remembrance of his legacy. Consider his legacy 150 years after his death. Both obituaries will be submitted together as one document. The details about Lincoln’s time, location, and cause of death will of course be common to all obituaries and do not need to be cited; any other materials (e.g., quotes, accounts) must be cited and referenced using APA style. Do not reprint an actual obituary from the time as it will lead to steep deductions. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below
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