HST 165 Entire Course

HST 165 Entire Course
U. S. HISTORY 1865 TO 1945

HST 165 Week 1 Reconstruction and the West
Choose one question pertaining to developments in the South AND one question pertaining to developments in the West.

The South (two questions must be responded to)

Columbia historian Eric Foner quotes W.E.B. DuBois in calling Reconstruction a "splendid failure." After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with his position. What are the long-term implications?
Foner, E. (1983, October/November). The new view of reconstruction. American Heritage Magazine, 34(6). Retrieved from http://staging.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/ah/1983/6/1983_6_10.shtml

Some historians argue that Radical Reconstruction was not radical enough. After studying the events of the late 19th century, defend whether or not you agree with this position. What are the long-term implications?
The post-Civil War South has been called the "New South." In what ways did it succeed in reinventing itself? In what ways did it fail?
The West

How did western settlement, particularly in terms of railroad expansion and farming, lead to inevitable conflicts with the Native Americans? Highlight at least one engagement in your answer.
How did the culture of the Plains Indians, specifically the Lakota Sioux, change in the late 19th century?
Describe President Grant's Peace Policy and the subsequent widespread adaptation of the reservation as a solution to the "Indian problem." What was life like on a reservation in, say, 1890?
Write a 350-word response to EACH of your chosen questions.

Format your assignment according to the  proper format.

Make sure you use the attached template!

HST 165 Week 1 APA exercise    
Download the two attachments in the materials. The first attachment is a list of websites to go to for formatting your APA references. The second template is for you to format your references on. There are several posts in the class messages under the APA thread that will help you with formatting the web pages.

Do not delete anything on the template. Just type in your name where indicated on the title page, then go to the reference page and type in your properly formatted references from the links attachment exactly like the examples.
  If you use a citation/reference generator for this assignment make sure that you check the corporate author box and then type in the correct copyright holder from the site or from the APA information. Do not put the title of the web page first; that is where the author(s) or copyright holders go.
If you use the generator, please make sure that you check the revert to static text in the drop down menu. I will post the screen shot for it in the messages below.
I will post more details in the messages below this!
Step-by-step instructions

Download the web links document and save it to your desktop.
Open each of the web pages in tabs or windows in your browser. Do not close them
Download the template and save it to your desktop.
Do not do anything except add your name to the cover page. Note the way the header looks
Scroll all the way down to where your see the examples.  Check out the way they're formatted. That is how you need to format yours.
Scroll down below the dotted line and the word References.
Format your references from each of the open websites. They do need to be alphabetized.
Check the APA information that is in your material from the syllabus etc. post.
HST 165 Week 2 Immigration Experience
Imagine you are a European immigrant to America, trying to adapt to the new life you sought. You want to share your experiences with your family back home so they will better understand.

Choose a country of origin and religious tradition:

Country of origin
Religious tradition
Other Protestant
No religious tradition
Write a 700- to 1,050-word first-person description of your experiences as an immigrant to America in the late 19th or early 20th century. The description should take the form of a journal entry, autobiography, or diary.

Include descriptions of the following:

The political, social, or economic factors that precipitated your migration
The journey across the ocean, including sleeping accommodations and available food
Ellis Island
The city you settle in and why
The racist attitudes of some Americans
Tenement housing
Factory conditions, hours worked, and pay
The status your children eventually achieve
Format references consistent with APA guidelines using the instructions from day one and the template I attached.

Every single paragraph MUST have a citation!

Remember to format your citations for every paragraph and for your reference list.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

HST 165 Week 2 The Progressives
In 1910, the non-agricultural working force was made up of approximately 38 million men and women, many of whom labored in factories. Frustrated by exploitive working conditions and terrible poverty, some Americans started to protest. They were joined by artists, journalists, politicians, and intellectuals who adopted their cause. As a whole, these reformers were known as Progressives.

Select one of the following groups that included members sympathetic to the Progressive cause:

Factory workers
Union organizers
Writers and journalists
Elected officials
Settlement House founders
Socialists and Communists
Create a multi-slide presentation, using Microsoft® PowerPoint®  in which you address the following:

Identify several key members of the selected group.
Discuss the selected group's position on reform.
Discuss how the selected group contributed to positive change.
Cite your reference sources consistent with APA guidelines following the instructions I posted on day one in class and using the template I attached.


On the slides, use bullets of no more than six words each and at least a paragraph or two in the notes section of each slide with a citation for each paragraph.
For the picture slides, do not put anything on the slide itself except the picture (and the slide title). Then in the notes, write a description of the picture and include a FULL APA REFERENCE!
 Do not delete or change (except adding a background) any of the slides. You must have all of the bullet slides with a full paragraph for each bullet.

 Only two pictures for the presentation!!! Do not have any writing on the picture slides except for the titles!!!

 The only place you are allowed to find your pictures is:


Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

HST 165 Week 3 American Imperialism
Every box must have a citation in APA format.
The reference must follow the APA instructions from week one.
Use the template I provided.
When you get to the References, all you need to do is go to the end of the word references and hit Enter once. It is already formatted for you.
Do not hit Enter twice after the word References or after each entry below it. There should not be a space after each entry.
Make sure you look at the example!

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

HST 165 Week 4 The Great Depression
Complete the University of Phoenix Material: The Great Depression.

Cite every single box in the matrix!
Each box must contain a minimum of three complete sentences.
Cite every single paragraph in part two.
Format your reference list according to the proper APA instructions from the class messages.
Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

HST 165 Week 5 Truman’s Decision
Write a 350-word response to the following question:

Do you think President Truman was right or wrong in his decision to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Why?
Format your response consistent with APA guidelines using the APA template that is attached and referring to the APA instructions that I have posted previously. Make sure you cite every single paragraph!

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.


HST 165 Week 5 World War II: The American Experience
Make sure you submit both parts of the assignment!!!

 World War II left no country untouched. The fighting left whole continents battered and devastated. Cities were flattened, and hundreds of thousands were displaced from their homes. Some 49 million people died in World War II, including 400,000 American soldiers. Another 11 million, including 6 million Jews, were killed in German concentration camps. Battles took place in nearly every corner of the globe. Soldiers fought on beaches, in jungles, and along rivers, and campaigns for dominance stretched across the globe, with eventual victory by the Allies.

Part 1: The Military Experience

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word paper that provides a comprehensive view of the American military experience during World War II. The paper should do the following:

Identify the causes for American involvement in the war.
Present an analysis of the major military campaigns of the war. Analyze each of the following military campaigns, including 2 to 3 of the related subtopics, the results of the campaign, and overall success for the Allies. Emphasize the American position in each campaign.
North African Campaign
Operation Torch
Vichy position
Rommel and Von Amim in North Africa
Patton and Bradley in North Africa
Rommel withdraws from El Agheila
Battle of El Guettar
Italian Campaign
Casablanca Conference
Operation Husky
Fall of Messina
Landing at Anzio
Fall of Rome
Mussolini's surrender
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines with a citation for each paragraph and using the template that I have attached. The reference list must be formatted using the APA instructions that I previously posted.

 Part 2: The Home Experience

Create an multi slide presentation using Microsoft®PowerPoint®  that provides a comprehensive view of the American home front during World War II. Include the following using the template I provide: 

The economic characteristics, such as tax policies, industrial production, employment, and manufacturing
The political characteristics, such as the evolution of America from isolationism to limited support to full engagement in the war, and how the branches of government worked together to form a cohesive war strategy
The social characteristics, such as opportunities for women and minorities, internment of Japanese Americans, demographic shifts, leisure activities, and others
Include photographs with references in the slide notes.

Cite your reference sources consistent with APA guidelines from the APA information I submitted on day one of class..

Each slide you have must be in bullet format with no more than six words per bullet. 
In the bullet notes you must have at least a full paragraph for each bullet and a citation for each paragraph.
For the picture slides you can not have any writing on the slide itself except the title. Then in the notes put a description of the picture and a FULL APA REFERENCE!
You may only use the following web link for your pictures. There are some of the prints that were not digitalized, just use the ones that were:


Make sure you follow the directions above for the pictures!
Make sure you check out whatever you missed on the first presentation and don't make that mistake again.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.