HIST-1302 F007 1 United States History Since 1877

In what ways did the Progressive presidents promote the expansion of American power overseas?

How did the United States get involved in World War I?

How did the United States mobilize resources and public opinion for the war effort?

How did the war affect race relations in the United States?

Why was 1919 such a watershed year for the United States and the world?

In Voices of Freedom, #124, Woodrow Wilson, A World “Safe for Democracy,” why does Wilson believe that autocratic governments, not democratic ones, are the cause of wars?

In Voices of Freedom, #127, Carrie Chapman Catt, Address to Congress on Women’s Suffrage (1917), why does Catt claim that denying women the right to vote violates the principles of democracy and how does Catt characterize women who do not support the campaign for suffrage?

Dead Wake

In Part IV of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, what are your interpretations of the descriptiveness of the torpedo impact?

In Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, did Erik Larson achieve his purpose of accurately portraying the last moments aboard the Lusitania?

In Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, why do you think Erik Larson chose to write from the perspective of the passengers of the Lusitania and the commander/crew of the German U-boat that sank the ship?

Armistice Video

When is Armistice? (date, time)

Why do troops keep fighting even after the end was decided upon by those in command?

Why is the ending of one war explain why the next war breaks out? Specifically, how did the ending of World War I sow seeds of World War II?

Did you learn anything new from the video?

Discuss anything else you found interesting in the reading for this week.

 
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