Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Democratizing 20th century 3-23-08

Democratizing 20th Century America I
Read Zinn (blue book), chap 3 pg 77-87
Why did Sean Wadsworth propose a draft?

How/why do you think British military requirements changed over time?

How did industrialization impact the nature of war?

What was “no man’s land?”

Discuss the impact of media coverage.

Why did Wilson enter the war?

Discuss the William Jennings Bryant quote: “…opened the doors of all weaker countries to an invasion of American capital and enterprise.
How does this quote connect to the concept of imperialism?

Discuss the role of corporations during the war.

Select a W. E. B. Du bois quote. Why does he believe the U. S. entered the war?

Why did congress reinstate a draft?

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