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Hey Brenda I have more if you are interested. Part 1 and 2, I would need on the 27th. I will not need part 3 for a extra week but I figured I could post it now so that you could start whenever you feel like it.



A Single American Nation

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Background: When the first world war began, African American leaders pressed the government to provide Black men the right to go to combat to prove their devotion to their country. Hoping that their service would lay a stake on citizenship that the nation would have no choice but to honor, the “New Negro” of the 1920s adopted a more militant stance toward civil rights.

The civil rights struggle envisioned at the time, however, made few concrete gains. Discrimination and disenfranchisement persisted.

African American leaders responded to the second world war much as they had to the first, offering their services while expecting recognition in return. They intended to fight a “Double-V” campaign against fascism abroad and racism at home. They helped to kill fascism abroad; racist policies at home survived, but only for a time.

Less than a decade after the war ended, the Brown case struck down the principle of “separate but equal” in schools. A grass-roots movement emerged to challenge discrimination elsewhere. By 1965, nonviolent means had murdered Jim Crow. Yet, the1960s were nothing if not a violent decade, marred by war, riots, and assassinations.

By the end of the decade, Americans were as divided in some ways as they had ever been, and hopes for integration into a single American nation largely gave way to an emphasis on the unique needs and interests of different groups within the nation.

Required Sources:

    Recommended Sources:

    • /ph/hss/shared_hss_assets/political_science/polisim_3/burnstimeline1

      Time line: Civil rights timeline.

    • Video: Save our history: Voices of civil rights [Video] from the  Films on Demand database.

    • Scholarly Source: May, E. (2008). Fanning the home fires. Homeward Bound: American Families in the Cold War Era [electronic resource] NY : Basic Bks. Retrieved from Ashford University Library Ebook Collection.

    Instructions: Based on your textbook and the required videos and reading, analyze the development and success of the Civil Rights Movement using the following questions as the basis of your analysis:

    • African american civil

      What precisely did the African American Civil Right Movement gain?

    • What objectives did it fail to achieve?

    • What are some similarities and differences between the African American Civil Rights movement and one other social movement pushing for equality discussed in your textbook during this period?

    Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references. 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 2

    Cold War

    Background: After the second world war, the United States embarked on what came to be known as the Cold War against the Soviet Union. Although the two sides never fought against each other directly, the Cold War nonetheless erupted into violence at times in places like Vietnam, Korea, and Afghanistan.

    While the Cold War affected U.S. foreign policy, it also had a significant effect on American culture.

    Required Source:

    Recommended Source:

    • Video: Cold war [Video] from the Films on Demand database.

  1. Instructions: Refer to your textbook and the assigned video. Analyze both U.S. Cold War Policy and the impact that the Cold War had on U.S. society, answering the following questions:

    • What are at least two major approaches to the Cold War that American presidents pursued? Provide a brief explanation of the approaches.

    • Cold war caused

      What were two major changes within American society and culture that were caused by the Cold War? Provide a brief explanation of how the Cold War caused these changes.

Part 3

Final PaperUnderstanding history can be more difficult than many people imagine. Historians concern themselves not only with what happened but with why it happened. They analyze and assess a variety of sources, including primary sources (ones created during the time period the historian is examining) and secondary sources (ones written by other historians after the period), to create their own interpretations of the past. For the Final Paper, students will not only learn about the past, but also experiment with the interpretive, analytical methodologies of the historian.

Choose from one of the topics below and review its history from 1865 to the present. Select six specific events or developments that span the years covered by this course, based on their impact on the topic and write a thesis. Your thesis should summarize the main conclusions that you drew while researching your topic and that you will support by creating a logical argument based on evidence (sources).

For example, a paper about African Americans might choose the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Power Movement as two of its events. In that case, the paper would provide basic information about the two movements. It would explain what each one revealed about the role of African Americans in broader American society in, respectively, the 1920s and the late 1960s, explain how and why the roles of African Americans in the 1920s differed from their roles in the late 1960s, and explain how events in the 1920s may have contributed to developments in the later decade.

Choose one of the following topics:

  • Native Americans

  • African Americans

  • > immigrants


  • Women

The paper must be four to five pages in length and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The paper must include an introduction, a thesis statement, and a conclusion that synthesizes and summarizes the findings of the body paragraphs. You must use at least six scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims.

Of the six scholarly sources, at least two must be primary sources and at least four must be from the Ashford University Library. Many sources have been provided for you throughout the course; feel free to use those in your paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page.

For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.

The paper

  • Must include a title page with the following:

    • Title of paper

    • Student’s name

    • Course name and number

    • Instructor’s name

    • Date submitted

  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.

  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.

  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.

  • Must use at least six scholarly resources, including a minimum of two primary sources (such as those within the course). Your secondary sources must come from the Ashford University Library. You may use a maximum of two videos.

  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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