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Federal Budget Speech “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action w

Federal Budget Speech "Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you." - Thomas Jefferson The federal budget spends close to four trillion dollars a year and is split between mandatory spending (what the federal government has to spend due to congressional legislation) and discretionary spending (what the federal government spends as a result of congressional allotment). Roughly speaking, mandatory spending accounts for two-thirds of the federal budget and discretionary spending accounts…

1.) Discuss the transportation revolution that followed the opening of the Erie

1.) Discuss the transportation revolution that followed the opening of the Erie Canal and the ways in which it influenced the American economy. 2.) Examine what was considered “women’s work” in the first half of the nineteenth century. What professions, if any, were readily available to women, and how did some individuals help push these boundaries? 3.)The Tariff of 1816 and the Panic of 1819 revealed deep sectional differences. Discuss those differences and what was done to bridge some of…

American Democracy Essay By the due date assigned, please respond to the followi

American Democracy Essay By the due date assigned, please respond to the following question in an organized, 500-word essay and submit your essay to the Submissions Area. Possible Site Trips You will find the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, other U.S. Founding Documents, as well as other important compacts at https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs. http://www.academicinfo.net/poliscius.html: This site includes some good links for U.S. Government and Politics. Question for the essay: What are the characteristics of American democracy? How does American democracy differ from…

Chapter 3 describes the colony of New Netherland (including the city of New Amst

Chapter 3 describes the colony of New Netherland (including the city of New Amsterdam). For your discussion board post, write a “fictional” journal entry as if you were living in New Amsterdam during the 1600s. Please weave at least a couple of observations from the eBook into your response, but make this assignment a fun excursion of what you would imagine writing about in that place and location in history. (4+ sentences) Book:  https://openstax.org/books/us-history/pages/1-introduction

Textbook: Chapter 7, 8 Lesson Link (website): Articles of Confederation (1777) (

Textbook: Chapter 7, 8 Lesson Link (website): Articles of Confederation (1777) (Links to an external site.) Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook) Initial Post For the initial post, address the following: Pick two (2) issues of the Articles of Confederation and describe the main problems that the United States was faced with under the Federation government. Analyze two major debates (see textbook Section 7.4) by which the Constitution was created in the summer of 1787. Then, address one…

Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 5, 6 Le

Read/review the following resources for this activity: Textbook: Chapter 5, 6 Lesson Minimum of 1 scholarly source (in addition to the textbook) Initial Post Instructions For the initial post, pick two (2) of the leading causes of the American Revolution. The Proclamation Act of 1763 The Navigation Acts Then, address the following for your selections: Analyze the cause and effect of two acts passed by the British Parliament on British North America. Which of your two selections do you consider the…

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 1A: Reconstruction.   President Lincoln’s goal for reconstruc

WRITING ASSIGNMENT 1A: Reconstruction.   President Lincoln's goal for reconstruction remained linked to his goal in the war-preserve the Union. His plan favored leniency, in order to as quickly as possible reintegrate the south, and gain the support of Southern Unionists (mostly former Whigs). Radical Republicans urged a much harsher course, believing that the south was unrepentant and should bear the costs of Reconstruction. INSTRUCTIONS: In order to prepare you must complete the following readings: Review the section in Chapter…

The Republican victory in 1896 gave heart to proponents of prosperity through fo

The Republican victory in 1896 gave heart to proponents of prosperity through foreign trade.   McKinley sought neither war nor colonies, but many in his party wanted both. Called "jingos," they included Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Theodore Roosevelt; John Hay, the ambassador to London, and senators Albert Beveridge and Henry Cabot Lodge.  Britain, France, and Germany were seizing territory around the world, and jingos believed the United States needed to do the same for strategic, religious, and economic reasons. …

Industrialization brought great wealth to America, but the price was quite high.

Industrialization brought great wealth to America, but the price was quite high. The growing extremes of poverty and wealth that were being exhibited at the end of the 19th century, caused some to seek ways to make possible a just and humane society, while others sought justification for the emerging social order. The promise of success was made, promoting the idea that America was the land of opportunity and that hard work led to success. Social Darwinism was used to…

Discussion #1: The Declaration of Independence The tensions that arose between G

Discussion #1: The Declaration of Independence The tensions that arose between Great Britain and her North American colonies as a result of taxation and other measures following the Seven Years' War culminated in war, a movement for independence and the establishment of a new nation. The ideals that fueled the Revolution were grounded in Enlightenment Era thought. These same ideals still shape our vision as we continue to define American Democracy. To prepare for this post, please review the links…