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HST 155 Week 1 Clash of Cultures Worksheet

Complete Appendix A: Clash of Cultures worksheet.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.

Part A:  Clash of Cultures in South, Central and North America


Using the course materials, complete the grid by describing the characteristics listed in the left-side column for the four groups named.





























































































Native Americans (this refers to tribes only in the areas the Europeans settled)
Spanish Colonies
French Colonies
British Colonies
Location in the Americas (Not just in North America)

Ignore this box as they are located all over
What were the reasons this country explored?  What are the reasons they then colonized the Americas? The reasons for exploration might not be the same as for why they colonized.


Ignore this box as this does not apply to the Native Americans
Economic Structure (this refers to how both the colonists and the mother country made money.  It also refers to how the Native Americans acquired wealth.)
Political Structure (this refers to how the government was run in the colonies.  This is not about how the European countries ruled their land back in Europe.)
Religion (what religion(s) were influential in these colonies and what was the impact of religion on the government and people in those colonies (or tribes for the Native Americans)


Part B:  While it is important to understand why and how the different European empires colonized the Americas, this course focuses on the United States and its colonial origins.  You are now going to write a 350-word essay in which you examine ONE of the following topics about how the groups clashed in British North America:






Pilgrims and Native Americans in Massachusetts


The kidnapping of colonists by Native Americans


Pequot War


Jamestown’s relationships with Native Americans


The differences between indentured servants and slaves


The King Philip War


The Deerfield Massacre


The early anti-slavery movement


The enslavement of Native Americans




Cite at least two references (you are to use the course materials but can use additional resources in addition to those provided.)


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines (use the citation and reference generator found in the University’s library for help with doing this.  You can also ask your professor for assistance.  This will be required on ALL assignments.)






HST 155 Week 2 Revolutionary War Paper

Write a minimum 500 word response to the following questions using at least the textbook:








To what extent did the French and Indian War cause a rupture between Britain and its North American colonies? 
(Don’t forget to address the divisions between the colonists and British army, the Proclamation Line and the debt.)


Most historians agree that the American Revolution was caused by series of events and growing differences between the colonists and England.  Explain and analyze at least two specific causes.


Despite having a powerful navy and a well-trained army, the patriots were able to win the American Revolution.  Explain at least one of the reasons as to why the Continental Army won.  Be specific.






HST 155 Week 3 Constitution Paper

Download the assignment. Then, using the course materials, write a 200-250 word response to each set of questions. You can use outside sources, but those are in addition to those provided. You must use the textbook as one of your sources.

Question 1: Why was the Declaration of Independence written and summarize the main grievances addressed by the colonists.

Question 2:  Explain how Continental Congress tried to create a new government under the Articles of Confederation.  Then explain why the Articles failed.

Question 3:  Explain how the Constitutional Convention created the Constitution to prevent the problems outlined in the Declaration of Independence AND remedy the problems caused by the Articles of Confederation.

Question 4:  Explain how the Great Compromise AND the debate over the Bill of Rights were vital for having an effective government.  Please remember these are two different things.





HST 155 Week 3 Jefferson Assignment

Download the Jefferson assignment then answer:


Question 1: How effective was Thomas Jefferson as president in regards to domestic policy?   Analyze only two domestic policies and/or actions.

Question 2: How effective was Thomas Jefferson as president in regards to foreign policy?   Analyze only two foreign policies and/or actions.

And remember–Do not explain what he did prior to being president or after he was out of office–just look at his presidency and analyze what he did while in office.

You are required to use at least the textbook to complete this assignment.





HST 155 Week 3 War of 1812

Imagine you are a member of the U.S. militia in the early 1800s.

Choose one of the following events from the War of 1812 in which you took part:




Fort McHenry


Burning of Washington


Old Fort Niagara


U.S.S. Constitution


Battle of New Orleans


Battle of the Thames


Write a 350-word letter to a family member explaining the event and its significance to the war’s outcome.

Submit your assignment to the Assignment Files tab.





HST 155 Week 4 The Western Experience

Choose one of the following people who lived in the 19th century:




A female pioneer on the Oregon Trail


A Mormon pioneer in Utah


A gold miner in California


A Shoshoni Indian in Wyoming when Europeans arrived


A White slave owner in Mexican Texas


A Mexican Tejano or Tejana in American Texas


A soldier at the Alamo during the battle


A Native American displaced into Oklahoma


Pretend you are the person you selected above, then write a 400 to 500-word journal or diary entry that includes the following:




Describe the social, economic, and political forces of the times.


Describe the U.S. acquisition of the territory where you live and discuss the effects of the acquisition on your life. (For example, if you chose to be a Mormon pioneer, discuss the United States’ acquisition of the Utah territory, and discuss its effect on people living in the territory at the time.)


Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines.





HST 155 Week 4 Andrew Jackson’s Presidency Presentation

Create a presentation, using Microsoft® PowerPoint®, or another multimedia tool with notes, on Andrew Jackson and his presidency.

Please include the following slides:

Slide 1: Title slide with your name

Slide 2:  Nullification crisis–what it is and Jackson’s response

Slide 3:  National Bank crisis–what it is and Jackson’s response

Slide 4:  Panic of 1837–what it is and how Jackson’s actions led to it.

Slide 5:  Indian Removal Act–what it is and Jackson’s response

Slide 6:  Reference slide

Use appropriate text and media (images) to create an engaging presentation.  Explain the majority of your writing in the speaker notes. In other words, slides should be more visuals then writing.





HST 155 Week 4 19th-Century Ideas

Write a 350-word essay using the course materials on one of the required topics and addressing each question asked.  You may use outside sources in addition to the resources provided.  You are required to use at least the textbook.

Choose one of the following movements of the early 19th century:








Second Great Awakening


Early feminism








What was the movement, how did it start, who was involved and how did it change (or try to change) society at the time.


What is a modern equivalent of the movement? Describe the modern equivalent.


Are any of the early ideals still relevant? If so, how?


Format your essay consistent with APA guidelines.





HST 155 Week 5 Women, Slaves, and Free Blacks in the Civil War

Write a 350-word response to each set of questions. Outside sources can be used in addition to the course materials provided.  You must at least use the textbook.




What roles did Northern women play in the war effort on the Union side during the Civil War? What roles did Southern women play in the war effort on the Confederate side during the Civil War? How did the war affect each group?


What roles did Black slaves play in the Civil War? What roles did free Blacks play in the Civil War? How did the war affect each group?


Format your responses consistent with APA guidelines.





HST 155 Week 5 Civil War Paper

Over 600,000 Americans lost their lives in the Civil War, with the Northern troops suffering higher losses. The North believed the sacrifice was worth it: The slaves were freed and the Union was preserved. The people of the South, on the other hand, began almost immediately to glorify the “lost cause.” Their generals became mythic heroes, and they looked wistfully back at the antebellum period. They almost regretted surrendering.

Historian Shelby Foote said,”Any understanding of this nation has to be based . . . on an understanding of the Civil War. . . . The Civil War defined us as what we are, and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things. It is very necessary if you’re going to understand the American character in the 20th century to learn about this enormous catastrophe of the mid-19th century. It was the crossroads of our being.”

–Burns, K. & Burns, R. (Writers). (1990). Episode 1: The cause (1861). In K. Burns (Producer), The Civil War. Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper in which you answer the following questions:




What do you think Foote meant in the passage quoted above? How does the Civil War define the United States?


If the Southern generals like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were so brilliant, and if the South lost fewer men than the North, why did the North win?


Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.

Cite all of your sources consistent with APA guidelines.





HST 155 Week 5 Territorial Expansion and Slavery

Write a 100- to 150-word response to each of the required questions.  Use the course materials, but in addition, you can use outside sources.  You are required to use at least the textbook to complete this assignment.




As new states were admitted and new territories acquired, how did Congress deal with the issue of slavery with the Missouri Compromise?


Why did Congress run into a number of problems related to slavery as a result of the newly acquired territories from the Mexican American War?  How did the Compromise of 1850 fail to solve them?


Identify at least two other specific events that took place in the 1850s (other than the Compromise of 1850 and its components). How did each of the events lead the country toward civil war?



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