-Has rapid industrial development been a blessing or a curse for Americans?
-Did America fulfill the dreams of immigrants?
-Can reform movements improve American society and politics?
1. We are going to continue with these 3 Progressive Presidents below, but more in-depth on their Foreign Policy Legacies and American Imperialism from Hawaii to Cuba.
Teddy Roosevelt Resources:
Theodore Roosevelt - A PBS special on TR's Foreign Policy Adventures
Teddy Roosevelt Association - Lots of pictures and stories of keeping his legacy alive.
Progressive President's Foreign Policy - U.S. State Department
Teddy Roosevelt's Broad Powers - A pretty darn good essay
Whitehouse.org - Theodore Roosevelt Number 26
Theodore Roosevelt: Progressive Crusader - The Heritage Foundation of American Leadership
President Theodore Roosevelt Video - Similar to the ones we watch in class!! A must see!
William Howard Taft - The White House website
William Taft - VERY NICE biography and legacy page from the University of Virginia
Presidential Video on William Howard Taft - Just like the ones we watch in class!! A must see!
President Woodrow Wilson Video - Youtube clip from a teacher on Taft AND Wilson.
Woodrow Wilson - The White House org
Woodrow Wilson Biography - from the University of Virginia
3. We will address and discuss your outlines from two night's ago on America's reasons for expansion and getting in the game of Imperialism with a focus on:
A. What is Imperialism?
B. Why American imperialism in the late 19th Century?
C. Who was this Alfred Thayer Mahan and what is his significance in the rise of the American imperialism?
4. We will review the History Channel Video on ALL 3 PRESIDENTS starting tomorrow.
5. Spanish-American War Resources:
Causes of the War
Library of Congress - General information on the Spanish-American War
Spanish-American War Slideshow
PBS Special on All Events surrounding America's Quest for Imperialism
A Price for Freedom in the Spanish-American War
Images of the Spanish-American War and Primary Sources
Headlines from the Spanish-American War
Cartoons from the Spanish-American War
Political Cartoon from the Spanish-American War
1. Please complete the readings and questions of Pages 1, 2, and 3 on "What to do with Hawaii?", "The Independence of Cuba", and "Yellow Journalism" (No questions on Page 3, but highlight and make sense of each of the causes of war) on the Packet I passed out today.
U.S. HISTORY I - Periods 4, 5, and 6:
-Does state or federal government have a greater impact in our lives?
-Does the system of checks and balances provide us with an effective and efficient government?
-Is a strong federal system the most effective government for the United States? Which level of government, federal or state, can best solve our nation's problems?
Themes: U.S. Constitution, State Rights vs. Federal Rights, Bill or Rights, Checks and Balances, Amendments 11-27
1. We will continue to explore and learn about the legacy of George Washington's commitment and accomplishments to the U.S.A. using the History Channel's The Presidents and some of the resources below to understand George Washington's highlights and legacy.
2. George Washington Resources:
TheWhiteHouse.gov website on George Washington and ALL presidents.
Biography of George Washington - Solid video as well to help understand GW
University of Virginia - GW profile
Primary Sources written by GW
Rediscovering GW - A PBS special
International Studies - Period 3
1. How do we think about POWER in the 21st Century?
2. How do we define our interest as a country?
3. What is "hard power" and "soft power" capability and how does it impact foreign policy?
4. How is power distributed?
1. We will begin watching a PBS documentary titled "Obama's War"
2. U.S. News Political Cartoons on Afghanistan
3. U.S. News and World Report: "Bring on the Zero Option"
Homework:1. Spend 5 minutes looking a multiple political cartoons and pick ANY political cartoon in my U.S. News Political Cartoons on Afghanistan to analyze and break down. Have a written synopsis for tomorrow's class.
2. After watching the movie titled "Obama's War" please answer Question 1 and Question 4 below from the movie and previously studied material from our case study/debate on the Taliban:
Obama's War Questions
1. Are we winning or losing this war?
2. Can this war be won?
3. Is there a competition for hearts and minds? If so, who is winning the hearts and minds of Afghans? Who is winning the hearts and minds of Americans?
4. What progress have we made in Afghanistan? What progress have we made in Pakistan?
5. What is President Obama's new strategy for this war?
6. Does the film "Obama's War have an agenda? What perspective and tone does it give to Americans? Cite specific evidence.
Essential Questions on BOTH movies and Taliban Rule in Afghanistan:
• What is the relationship between Islam and the Taliban?
• How does the Taliban try to control Afghan women?
• How has the experience of Afghan women changed with the Taliban’s emergence?
• What was the United States’ role in the Taliban coming to power?
• How is clothing used as a means of oppression in Afghanistan?