History 7 Online Midterm Exam100 pointsThe completed exam should be uploaded to Canvas by Thursday, July 8th by 11:59 pmSection 1: Primary Source Identification and Analysis (20 points)Identify and analyze the four (4) primary documents from the documents assigned in The American Yawp Reader (Chapters 15 through 22) by answering the five questions listed below for each document. Each source identification is worth 5 points for a total of 20 points. [Note: Please answer all questions for each document together in about 1-2 paragraphs. Then, answer all questions for the second document, etc. This makes is much easier to grade. Thanks!]Who wrote the document? (Include the name of the author and explain who they were in terms of class, age, race, etc.)When was the document created? (Include the date but provide context – an explanation of what was going on at that time)What type of document is it? (Speech, diary, etc.)What is the main point of the document? What is the author’s thesis?Why is this document significant to historians – meaning what can we learn from this document that is specific to understanding the era in which it was written?YOU CAN CHOOSE ANY 4 DOCUMENTS TO ANALYZE FROM THE 8 DOCUMENTS THAT ARE LISTED BELOW:Jourdan Anderson writes his former enslaver (Chapter 15)William Graham Sumner on Social Darwinism (Chapter 16)Helen Hunt Jackson on a Century of Dishonor (Chapter 17)Ida B. Wells-Barnett “Lynch Law in America” (Chapter 18)Rudyard Kipling “The White Man’s Burden” (Chapter 19)Booker T. Washington and WEB DuBois on Black Progress (Chapter 20)Alan Seeger on WWI (Chapter 21)Ellen Welles Page “A Flapper’s Appeal to Parents” (Chapter 22)Section 2: Essays (80 points) Students will write TWO essays for the midterm exam. Each essay is worth 40 points. Use the lecture modules on Canvas and The American Yawp textbook to develop your essays. If you use additional resources, provide citations (any format is acceptable). The work and arguments you produce should BE YOUR OWN! You should plan to spend approximately two hours (try not to spend more than that) actually writing the exam. The completed essays are to be turned in via Canvas.Focus on the chapters in the textbook The American Yawp which cover the Reconstruction – Chapter 15 (1865-1877) through to the New Era – Chapter 22 (1920s). Reconstruction witnessed profound changes in the lives of southerners, black and white, rich and poor. Explain the various ways that the lives of these groups were changed. How were the changes for better or worse?The West meant different things to different groups of people. Explain the experiences of at least three distinct groups of people in “The West” between 1865 and 1914. [For example, you could explore the experiences of women, Chinese, Native Americans, Mexican Americans, etc.…]Explain the immigrant experience in the late 19th and early 20th century. Be sure to explore the changes in immigration (“new” immigrants vs. “old” immigrants) during this period. Explore the lives of working-class peoples both at home and in the workplace.What do historians mean by the term “new” manifest destiny? Through specific historical examples illustrate how and why this term came to define the late 19th and early 20th century United States.What were the causes and the consequences of the Great War (First World War) for the United States? Include in your answer a discussion of the war years at home in the United States – what was happening in the US while the war raged in Europe and elsewhere.Analyze the ways in which the following indicated the tension between conservative and liberal views in American society during the 1920s: The Red Scare, Prohibition, The Scopes Trial, and flappers.
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