8 discussion questions | American history homework help
the information provided regarding the Accounts of the Wounded Knee Massacre. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· According to Black Elk, what atrocities took place at 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?
· Relate this atrocity to the history of Native Americans in the late 19th century.
If I Were a Man by Charlotte Perkins Gillman. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· 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.
reading, Happiness in Marriage by Margaret Sanger. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· 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?
Share Our Wealth plan by Huey Long. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· 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?
Transcript of the Roosevelt-Molotov Meeting. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· 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?
this selection from The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan: The Problem That Has No Name. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· How were women pressured into accepting the role of “housewife” in the post-war years?
· What is the problem that has no name?
· What caused the problem?
· What solutions does Friedan suggest?
this selection from The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien: On the Rainy River. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· How does O’Brien feel about the war in Vietnam?
· Why does O’Brien go to the rainy river?
· What various factors does O’Brien take into account when deciding whether to go to Canada or not?
· Why ultimately, does he decide not to escape to Canada?
· What is O’Brien trying to communicate when he writes: “I was a coward. I went to the war?”
· What does this reading reveal about the polarization of society during the war?
George H.W. Bush’s Gulf War Address. Once all reading is complete, respond to the following:
· 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?