Final Essay Exam

Final Essay Exam

answer ALL THREE essay questions.

1. If you were creating a final exam question for this class, what would that question be AND why?
2. You must use AT LEAST THREE documents we have read as your evidence.
Question 2:
History exists in the present. Who we are comes from who and what came before us. James Baldwin wrote, “History, as nearly no one seems to know, is not merely something to be read. And it does not refer merely, or even principally, to the past. On the contrary, the great force of history comes from the fact that we carry it within us, are unconsciously controlled by it in many ways, and history is literally present in all that we do. It could scarcely be otherwise, since it is to history that we owe our frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations.”
1. Choose one topic, event, idea, person, or theme we have studied and explain how it relates to the present day.
2. Choose AT LEAST TWO documents from the list below, and TWO articles from The New York Times from the past two years as your evidence.
3. In your essay you must address ALL THREE of Baldwin’s ideas: “frames of reference, our identities, and our aspirations” in your essay.
? Meaning, how does the topic, event, idea, person, or theme you have chosen affect current ideas related to frames of reference (how we understand the world), our identities (who we are), and our aspirations (who we want to be).
? The Partly Cloudy Patriot by Sarah Vowell
? The American Crisis by Thomas Paine
? Patriotism and the American Flag by Bill Moyers
? Common Sense by Thomas Paine
? Patrick Henry Speech Excerpts
? Two Accounts of the Boston Massacre
? Declaration of Independence
? Articles of Confederation
? US Constitution
? The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
? Henry Watson: Narrative of a Fugitive Slave
? Harriet Jacobs: Life of a Slave Girl
? William Brown: My Life as a Slave
? William Lloyd Garrison: The Liberator
? The Confessions of Nat Turner
? John Brown, A Letter from Jail
? James Horton on Bleeding Kansas
? Letter from Edward Bridgman
? Lincoln’s Views on Slavery
? Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address
? Abraham Lincoln: The Emancipation Proclamation
? Abraham Lincoln: The Gettysburg Address
? Abraham Lincoln: Second Inaugural Address
? A Red Record by Ida B. Wells
? Supreme Court Cases: 1932 – Powell v. Alabama, 1948 – Shelley v. Kraemer, 1967 – Loving v. Virginia, 1978 – Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, 1965 – Griswold v Connecticut, 1976 – Craig v. Boren, 1981 – Kirchberg v. Feenstra, and 2000 – United States v. Morrison
? Patience is a Dirty and Nasty Word by John Lewis
? No School in our State will be Integrated by Ross Barnett
? Letter from a Freedom Rider’s Father
? Elizabeth Eckford Goes to School by Daisy Bates
? Greensboro Sit-In Scrap Bookhttp://superioressaywriters.com/wp-admin/post-new.php
? Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt
? Great Depression Interviews
? Stock Market Crash Headlines
? The Stock Market Crash by Reporter Elliott V. Bell
? Harvest Gypsies by John Steinbeck
? The Great Society by Lyndon B. Johnson
? America’s Suburbs: An Age of Transformation by The Economist
? Crabgrass Frontier by Kenneth Jackson
Question 3:
Using Chapter Two in the Blue Textbook (BTB), FDR’s Second Fireside Chat (BTB pg 158), and The Economic Bill of Rights (BTB pg 188), explain how The Economic Bill of Rights relates to the New Deal by answering ALL the questions below in the form of an essay.
1. What are the differences and similarities between the two proposed programs?
a. To answer this question you must use at least two examples from the above chapter or documents.
2. What does Economic Bill of Rights offer that the New Deal does not?
a. To answer this question you must use at least two examples from the above chapter or documents.
3. How does this Bill of Rights compare with Bill of Rights in the Constitution?
a. To answer this question you must use at least two examples from each document: The Economic Bill of Rights AND the Bill of Rights in the Constitution.
4. How do these documents affect the present day?
a. To answer this question you must include two articles from The New York Times written in the past two years.