Using the book “give me liberty!: an American history (fourth edition)” written by Eric foner complete the following.
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You will make two separate journal submissions during this course. Each submission will be worth 100 points.
- Each submission will consist of 10 separate journal entries.
- Save the file containing your first set of 10 entries in .rtf (rich text format), and name the file Journal #1.
- For clarity and ease, please title your entries as Entry 1, Entry 2, Entry 3, etc.
- Each separate journal entry should be a minimum of 150 words in length.
- Each entry should pertain to United States History prior to 1877.
- Each entry should be written in your own words.
- Submission of only half the required length/number of journals will earn half of the available points.
To gain a better understanding of journal entry expectations, please review the sample entry below:
What was the Declaration of Independence all about? It was written by Thomas Jefferson but was probably not signed on July 4th, 1776. It was written after hostilities had broken out. Lexington, Concord, Bunker Hill had taken place a year earlier. Why so late? The reason might be that the colonies were not yet united in their response to Britain. Many did not want to leave the empire only a few years earlier they had boasted about. Also, taking on the powerful British empire with trained troops seemed almost impossible. Several of the condemnations in the declaration were not true, and they were addressed to King George III rather than Parliament, which had the real power. It is quite possible that the colonial leadership did not want to attack a representative institution even though it was hardly representative of the people of Britain. Still, the declaration won widespread approval and helped to unite the colonists.
Note: You will notice that this entry is greater than 150 words in length.
- Keep in mind that 150 words is the minimum length.
- There are no “right or wrong” answers, and it is not required that your instructor “agree” with your entry.
- You will be graded on how your entry demonstrates that you have read and thought about the material.
- You are encouraged to use the journal entries as study aids for the exams.