HIS 379 Week 3 Discussion 1

Prepare: Read

Nunn, Nathan and Qian, Nancy Qian. “The Columbian Exchange: A History of Disease, Food, and Ideas (Links to an external site.).” The Journal of Economic Perspectives 24, no. 2 (2010): 163-188. Accessed February 15, 2016. http://www.jstor.org/stable/25703506.

Fassnacht, Max, Stephanie Fink, Robert Jackson, and Michelle Warn. “The Anatomy of a Discussion Board (Links to an external site.).” Accessed February 15, 2016. https://sites.google.com/site/anatomyofadiscussionboard/home.

Fassnacht, Max, Stephanie Fink, Robert Jackson, and Michelle Warn. “Critical Thinking: A Guide to Skillful Reasoning (Links to an external site.).” Accessed August 15, 2016. http://www.criticalthinkingandreasoning.org/evaluating-critical-thinking.

Reflect: Reflect upon the importance of cross-cultural interaction as discussed in the second discussion of last week and the written assignment. Modern historians have created the term “Columbian Exchange” to refer to the complex movement of people, animals, plants, trade items, diseases, ideas, attitudes, and technology from the “Old World” that consisted of Europe, Africa, and Asia to the “New World” of the Americas that commenced with Columbus’s arrival in the western hemisphere in 1492. The many manifestations of the Columbian Exchange had profound consequences, affecting the cultures and societies of the Atlantic World in wide-ranging ways. Consult “Critical Thinking: A Guide to Skillful Reasoning (Links to an external site.)” as you formulate your response.

Write: How did the Columbian Exchange affect social, cultural, economic, political, religious, or ecological systems in the New World or the Old World? As part of your response, address the following issues:

  • Identify an example of something that was part of the Columbian Exchange.
  • Consider how this example impacted a specific region of the Atlantic World.
  • Consider how this example affected a particular society or societies.
  • Assess the significance of the changes wrought by the Columbian Exchange.
  • How can studying the economic, political, social, biological, or cultural significance of an element of the Columbian Exchange help explain multiple forms of interaction in the Atlantic World?
 
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8 Discussion Questions Minimum 100 Words Each

D1

READ the information provided regarding the Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· According to Black Elk, what atrocities took place a Wounded Knee? How did President Harrison describe these atrocities?

· Whom did Black Elk blame for the Wounded Knee Massacre? Whom did Harrison blame?

· According to President Harrison, what was the future of Native Americans? How did Black Elk’s vision of the future compare to Harrison’s vision?

D2

READ as well as the If I Were a Man information by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· What things most surprised Mollie-as-Gerald?

· What point was Gilman making in this story?

· What did she identify as the gender inequalities of the day?

· Do the stereotypes concerning women that Gilman illustrates in this piece exist today? If so, provide an example.

D3

READ the Happiness in Marriage information by Margaret Sanger. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· What changes did Sanger describe in married relations in recent generations?

· What changes did Sanger hope would come about if unplanned pregnancies could be prevented?

· Do debates concerning birth control and unplanned pregnancies still occur in the United States?

· Are Sanger’s points still relevant? How?

D4

READ the Share Our Wealth information by Huey Long. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· What were the most radical aspects of Long’s plan?

· Did any of his ideas become reality?

· Upon whose law did Long base his ideas?

· Do you think this assertion increased or diminished support for his ideas?

· What did Long predict would be the consequences if the nation failed to adopt a program such as his?

D5

READ the Transcript of the Roosevelt-Molotov Meeting. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· Why does Molotov believe a “second front” should be opened in 1942?

· If such a front is opened, what does Molotov predict?

· If such a front is not opened, what does he fear might occur?

· Given that a second front in France was not opened until June, 1944, what do you think the effect of that delay may have had on longer-term U.S.–Soviet relations?

D6

READ The Southern Manifesto. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· What is the basis of the opposition to the Brown decision as expressed in this document?

· According to the manifesto, whose power would the federal government usurp by implementing Brown?

· What role did “habits,” “customs,” and “traditions” play in the arguments presented in the document?

D7

READ Dissenting Opinion on Vietnam by George Ball. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· What specific problems does Ball identify that ultimately would make U.S. escalation in Vietnam unsuccessful?

· What is Ball’s advice concerning an appropriate U.S. policy toward Vietnam? What does he suggest is the best solution?

· Does the memo accurately predict the outcome of the Vietnam War?

D8

READ George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War Address. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following items:

· Although most of this speech focuses on Iraq and Kuwait, what domestic issues does President Bush also address? How are those issues linked to the situation in Iraq?

· Which counties does Bush identify specifically as working closely with the United States? Why might he focus on these countries?

· Ultimately, according to Bush, why is intervention in Kuwait necessary?

 
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