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The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The Gilded Age: Industrialization and the New Feudalism — Constructing knowledge through sources

The industrialization that occurred in both Western Europe and America during the 18th and 19th centuries changed society, culture and the course of humanity. Many of these long term changes were positive, however there were also many long term and proximate (short-term) changes that were 

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

Fight For Equality: Black Heroes of the Progressive Era

As you’ve learned, there was much racism, oppression and violence in America after the Civil War perpetrated for the purpose of oppressing African Americans socially, politically and economically. Due to the fact it was clear few white people in power were willing to help, the 

Equality: Methods of oppression investigated: The Tulsa Massacre (1921)

Equality: Methods of oppression investigated: The Tulsa Massacre (1921)

Upon becoming “Free” black men and women in the united states were certainly not equal. In spite of the efforts of some members of the federal government to increase their equality by passing the Civil Rights Act of 1875 as well as the 13th and 

What is Freedom?

What is Freedom?

View and download this assignment, ” WHAT FREEDOM MEANS TO ME” and help us to understand the core elements of freedom which in turn will provide a framework to analyze governmental policy and legislation aimed at achieving, or restricting, freedom. We’ll also move into the 

How do we know what the best way to govern is?

How do we know what the best way to govern is?

The debate over good government has raged since the enlightenment. Prior to that, citizens didn’t really have much say, nor education, in regard to alternative forms of government. However after the Enlightenment, citizens have been armed with ideas and methods for critiquing various forms of 

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

Necessary Rights: Understanding the Bill of Rights and Implications

The right to protest is protected by the Constitution in amedments later added collectively called, “The Bill of Rights” These were proposed by James Madison and added in order to ensure protection of certain inalienable rights. Use the learning helper linked below to understand the 

Boston ‘Massacre’ the spark of revolution

Boston ‘Massacre’ the spark of revolution

In class, we spoke a lot about the process of protest to revolution and the “recipe” necessary for revolutions to occur. In our case study of the American Revolution, the Boston Massacre is particularly informative. Use this LEARNING HELPER to analyze the Boston Massacre in 

What is the purpose of Government?

What is the purpose of Government?

Government. It has existed in some form since humans began living in large groups. It seems to be an inevitable component of society and yet it has undergone many different iterations throughout human history. Wars have been fought, lives ruined and humans killed in the 

What is Just?

What is Just?

In order to contemplate, analyze and answer many of our essential and guiding questions, we need to understand concepts of justice. After all, the goal of a government SHOULD be to create a “just” society. But the problem of course is that not everyone agrees