Friday, October 11, 2013

Democratizing Twentieth Century America Homework - Due Tuesday, Oct 15

a) draw the map below in your notebook



b) define the following terms:

avert
exultation
abyss
salient
idle
mutiny
consent
abridge
financier
paradox
ingenuity
supplant 
stringent
confer 
plunder
deliberate
proclaim
emancipate
sedition

c) watch the following two clips and take notes; angle your notes toward the essential question; notes will be graded for credit:

video

video

Notes should: 
- clearly demonstrates understanding of all the article's central ideas
- provide evidence/quotes to support your claims/arguments; evidence includes numeric data, relevant people and events
- be neat and organized; contain headings that show general ideas; contain bullets, numbers, letters or other symbols to distinguish supporting ideas and evidence

d) Read Zinn "War is the Health of the State" pages 359-365

Answer the following questions.  Support your answers with quotes from the text

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?

Why did W. E. B. DuBois call the war a "Battle for Africa"?

Compare the Committee on Public Information, the Socialists, and the Alliance for Labor and Democracy's stances on the War.

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