HIST 1302 University of Texas The Bill Clinton Presidency Discussions

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Module 2 Journal: Contesting the West

During the Gilded Age, Anglo settlers moved into the Great Plains and Mountain West regions in increasing numbers, setting up conflicts with Native American Indians who had lived on the land for many generations.

Imagine you are either a Plains Indian, or an Anglo farmer, in the West. Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think that historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 3 Interactive Activity: Module 3 Journal: Reflecting on Immigration

As you have read in Chapter 17 and watched in the accompanying video lesson, immigration was a major feature and driver of change during the Gilded Age. Immigration is also a major issue today, with some calling for restrictions on immigration, and others calling for immigrants to be welcomed into the United States, even as Texas generally and Dallas specifically have among the highest concentrations of immigrants from around the world.

Reflect on the extent to which our local and national economy and society rely on immigration, and reflect on the extent to which immigrants play a role in your daily life. Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think that historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 4 Journal: Ideologies and Empire

You have learned about both domestic racial and gender relations, as well as the beginnings of the United States’ overseas empire at the turn of the 20th Century, from the chapters and video lessons.

In what ways do you think that attitudes about race and gender in the United States, intersect with ideas about the projection of U.S. economic and military power abroad, in the current era? Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think that historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 5 Interactive Activity: Module 5 Journal: Progressive Reforms Today

As you have read in Chapter 19 and watched in the accompanying video lesson, the Progressive Era was characterized by a series of significant reforms that were advanced at both the state and federal level. Many of these reforms continue with us today..Write for 15 minutes about ONE Progressive Era Reform that continues to shape society today. A minimum of 250 words, about what you think that historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry..  

Module 6 Journal: Wartime Propaganda

From the chapter and video lesson, you have learned how the Wilson administration used propaganda and censorship to “manufacture the consent” of voters to support the U.S. involvement and effort in World War I.

What examples can you find today, of the U.S. government using similar efforts to build support for its policies, actions, and leaders? Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 7: The Ku Klux Klan and Right Wing Terrorism

Having learned about the re-birth of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s, what parallels can you find between the Klan, and right-wing terrorist groups in contemporary society? Write for 15 minutes, or approximately 250 words, about what similarities and differences that you see between the 1920s KKK, and right-wing terrorist groups today. Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 8 Interactive Activity: Module 8 Journal: The Great Depression and the New Deal

You have learned about the structural causes of the Great Depression, and about how the Hoover and Roosevelt administrations differently responded to the Depression, in chapter 22 and the accompanying video lessons.

Based on what you have learned, reflect on the different responses to the Depression. To what extent should the federal government play a role in providing relief, recovery, and reform, when the private sector fails to meet the needs of the citizens?  Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 9 Journal: Why is it called “The Good War?”

Author Studs Terkel nicknamed World War II, “The Good War,” in his book by the same name. In your opinion, what is it about World War II that causes many Americans to consider it “The Good War?”  Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 10 Journal: Are We in a New Cold War?

You have learned about the Cold War conflict between the United States and its liberal democratic allies on one hand, and the Soviet Union and its communist allies on the other hand, with a large part of the world caught in an ambivalent middle and often finding itself the location for numerous “hot” proxy wars and interventions.

Reflect on the current global political and economic situation. Is the United States in a new Cold War with Russia? Or with China? Or both? If so, why? If not, why not? What similarities and differences do you see between the Cold War and the current geopolitical situation? Write for 15 minutes, or AT LEAST  250 words, with your thoughts on these questions.

Module 11 Interactive Activity: Primary Source Analysis Assignment

Having read the primary document, “Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka” answer the following questions and submit your answers using the link, NOT THE COMMENTS BOX. I won’t grade the Comments box. Write your answers in complete sentences and in your own words. Do NOT quote the documents. Analyze them. Your replies must be at least 3-5 FULL sentences in length EACH. DO NOT TYPE THE QUESTIONS!! 

1. What arguments persuaded the Supreme Court to overturn Plessy v. Ferguson and declare racial segregation in public education to be unconstitutional?

2. How did the history of education and the Fourteenth Amendment influence the decision of the court?

3. According to the court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, what were the psychological effects of racial segregation on black school children? Why were racially segregated schools inherently unequal?

Module 12 Interactive Activity: Module 12 Journal: What Civil Rights Work Remains?

In Chapter 26 and the accompanying video lessons, we saw the successes of the Civil Rights Movement lead to the advancement of ongoing reform movements designed to improve the lives of youth, women, Latinx peoples, and American Indians.

Based on what you have learned, what unfinished work remains to secure the blessings of liberty for various groups who live in the United States? What further reforms are needed? Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 13 Journal: Living with Less

The title of chapter 27 is “Living with Less.” The 1970s featured both economic problems and political scandals. What parallels do you see in the current era?  What is the same? Different?. Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 14 Interactive Activity: Module 14 Journal: Does Conservatism Remain Triumphant?

Based on your reading of previous chapters and watching previous lessons, one broad theme you should have seen is that, from 1877 to 1932, the Republican Party was the stronger of the two parties, and apart from the Progressive Era, American voters tended to favor a limited role for the federal government. Beginning in 1932, voters began voting for more Democratic candidates and supporting an larger role for the federal government, such as a permanent standing army and national security infrastructure, and economic security programs like those of the New Deal and Great Society. But starting in 1968, with the election of Richard Nixon, continuing with the 1976 election of Jimmy Carter as an outsider, and certainly culminating with the 12 years of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, the United States entered an era in which the federal government was increasingly scrutinized and limited in certain areas, even as it expanded in other areas that aligned with conservative priorities.

Today, our politics seems hopelessly divided between Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals. Are we still in a conservative era? Or are Americans again becoming more liberal/progressive?  Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

Module 15 Journal: The Bill Clinton Presidency

As you have read in Chapter 29, Bill Clinton’s presidency stretched across much of the decade. Historians are now only beginning to have the perspective in which to evaluate his presidency within the broader historical context. What are your thoughts on Bill Clinton’s presidency? Write for 15 minutes, A minimum of 250 words, about what you think a historian would want and need to know. ( Yes I will run a program to count words!) Think of your journal entry as a “primary source document” that will be uncovered in 150 years.  Make sure you USE your readings and videos to help you write SPECIFICS in your entry. 

You need to view the Netflix film “The Social Dilemma.” You can sign up for a FREE 2 week trial and then cancel if you don’t have Netflix. After viewing it, consider the following:

What does the film identify as the Social Dilemma? How does this Social Dilemma write history for us?  How are we recording history today? Do you agree or disagree with the film’s conclusions?