Sunday, October 10, 2010

Democratizing Twentieth Century Homework

Read Zinn pgs 365-376

Construct a three column chart.
In the first column (P.O.V.), least each of the following terms and describe each in your own words. Discuss what Howard Zinn wants you to know, think and believe.

In the second column, (Evidence) include a quote(s) for each term. The quote should clearly illustrate the thinking behind your summary in column one.

In the third column (Significance/Connections) explain why the term is important in the context of our unit: Democracy and equality for women--The right to vote--Why then? And/or consider the term's connection to industrialization, socialism, imperialism, secret alliances, nationalism or militarism.

a) Samuel Gompers
b) Charles Schenck
c) Espionage Act
d) "shouting fire in a crowded theater"/Schenck v U. S.
e) Eugene Debs/Espionage Act
f) American Protective League
g) draft resistance
h) Jeanette Rankin
i) Kate Richards O'hare
j) Palmer Raids
l) Sacco and Vanzetti


proclaim: declare formally; declare someone to be something; of titles; "He was proclaimed King"

deliberation: (usually plural) discussion of all sides of a question; "the deliberations of the jury"

obstruct: hinder or prevent the progress or accomplishment of; "His brother blocked him at every turn"

unanimous: solid; acting together as a single undiversified whole; "a solid voting bloc"

Prussia: Former name of Germany; the Prussian Empire

acquiescence: acceptance without protest

vigilante: someone who illegally punishes someone for perceived offenses, or participates in a group which metes out extrajudicial punishment to such a person

sedition: an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government

treason: a crime that undermines the offender's government

atrocity: wicked act

conscription: the military draft

medieval: referring to the Middle Ages

despotism: absolute monarchy, dictatorship

cumulative: increasing by successive addition; "the benefits are cumulative"; "the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"

disillusion: disenchantment; freeing from false belief or illusions

diplomat: an official engaged in international negotiations

seclusion: to shut off or keep apart, as from company, society, etc.; withdraw from society or into solitude: as, to seclude oneself from the world; To shut or keep out; exclude; preclude

imminent: about to happen

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