History Question

For this assignment, you are expected to write a persuasive argument over the new proposed voter regulations that is being promoted by Texas Republicans. In writing your paper it should be between 3 pages long employing the APA format and using 3 sources.
Your sources should be either news articles or journal articles used from the Lone Star library academic database. In writing your paper, you must initially explore and report in a balanced manner arguments pro and con for this policy proposal. After outlining the balanced arguments, your paper should have a clear thesis statement. As an argumentative essay this paper should have at minimum two claims for why your position supporting the legislation or opposition to the legislation is clearly outlined. In the event that you need to cite information from another source, such as using an article that was written by someone else, you will need to utilize APA style formatting. Please consult Purdue OWL if you are unclear on how to use APA style formatting.

I need help with some discussions for government

1. Texas is described as having a traditionalistic individualistic political culture. Is this true for
the entirety of Texas? Where might you find differences in political cultures within the state?
2. Consider the main purpose of the first Texas state constitution Coahuila y Tejas-1827. What function did it serve and what did it prioritize? What problem(s) led to crises and conflict with the Federal Constitution of Mexico?
3. Has the evolving relationship between the federal government and the states changed for the better or for the worse? Why?
4. Do you think there are too many local elected officials? Why or why not? Can this high
number have an effect on voter turnout during local elections? How might Texas increase
voter interest in, and information about, local elections?
5. Why do you think the writers of the Texas Constitution adopted a part-time legislature? What are the benefits to having a part-time legislature? What are the costs?
6. Do you think Texas has struck the right balance in terms of gubernatorial power? Should the governor have more power? What additional powers should the governor have?
7. Texas is unusual in that it has two high courts: one to hear civil cases and one to hear criminal
cases. Why do you think Texas has such a system? What are the consequences (good and
bad) of having two separate high courts?
8. Traffic in Texas has increased in recent years, causing significant delays and higher fuel
expenses. What are possible solutions to these issues? What are the drawbacks of those
9. Why are interest groups so influential in Texas politics? What types of institutional reforms
could the legislature enact to reduce the influence of interest groups?
10. What is the purpose of a primary election? Why is the Republican Party primary in Texassignificant? What effect do you think this has on primary voter turnout?
11. Do any of you consistently vote for one party at the national level and another party at the
state level? Why or why not? How prevalent do you think this practice is?

history discussion M

Please refer to Chapter 10 of your textbook and briefly explain:
A) The causes of anti-immigrant sentiment (Nativism)
B) Do you think there is still an anti-immigrant sentiment today?
C) Give brief examples of why there is or there is not an anti-immigrant sentiment today.
This is a graded discussion and to get full credit you must respond to at least TWO submissions by other students.

The textbook required is Alan Brinkley’s:AMERICAN HISTORY: CONNECTING WITH THE PAST VOLUME I ISBN: 978-0-07-340695-4 (both 13th and 14th editions are acceptable)

Rel1300 Sectarian Groups

pick one of the three sectarian groups mentioned (Sadducees, Pharisees, and Essenes) and explain their differences from the other sectarian groups. Note why you think this group differed in their views about Judaism, its beliefs, and practices. Afterwards, imagine, for a moment, that you are part of this group. How do you think you would view members of these other groups, the Romans occupying Jerusalem and the Palestinian area, and other groups such as the relatively recent Jewish sect calling themselves Christians? The goal of this post is to demonstrate that you know the differences between the sectarian divisions of first century Judaism, and then to try to see the world from their point of view.

Discussion: From Gilgamesh to Genesis

PurposeTo demonstrate understanding of ancient societies’ culture as presented through religious texts.
ThemeThe theme for this discussion is religion.
ReadingPlease read the following primary sources and then answer the questions below:
Excerpts from The Book of Genesis (1-3, 6-8, 22) http://www.professorcampbell.org/sources/genesis.htmlLinks to an external site. “The Flood Story” from The Epic of Gilgamesh https://web.archive.org/web/20180924021142/http://www.livius.org/articles/misc/great-flood/flood3_t-gilgamesh/Links to an external site.
DirectionsCompare the assigned primary sources and write a discussion post answering the following questions:
What specific similarities between the two stories were you able to find?
What might account for these similarities?
Make sure that your post begins with a sentence which clearly states your main argument, and that it refers to specific evidence from the sources in order to support that argument.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words.
This discussion board assignment is worth 100 points.
Students are only required to complete FOUR of the Discussion Boards for their grades. The Module 1 Introduction and Module 2 Final Project Brainstorm are required. However, students may choose to complete ANY four of the remaining seven Discussion Boards to complete this requirement. Additionally, students may choose to complete a fifth Discussion Board for extra credit.
Discussions are worth 25% of the overall grade.
RubricOutstandingVery GoodAveragePoorWriting
40 Points
Demonstrates outstanding critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses.Demonstrates decent critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses, but lacks a thorough interpretation.Does not demonstrate critical thinking and analytical skills in written responses. The effort is lacking. There appears to be little understanding of the purpose of the assignment.Analysis
40 Points
Displays outstanding knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.Displays fair knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter, but lacks a deep understanding.Does not display consistent knowledge and understanding of historical subject matter.
The effort is lacking. There appears to be insufficient understanding of the meaning of the assigned reading(s).
20 Points
Writes thoughtful and analytical comments on other classmates’ posts. Is polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows very good analysis and thoughtfulness. Is mostly polite and encouraging in comments, even when questioning the classmate’s opinions and/or findings.Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that shows fair good analysis and thoughtfulness, but does not always display a deep understanding of the original post. Is not always polite and encouraging in comments. The questions and comments are sometimes rude, though likely not on purpose. Writes comments on other classmates’ posts that fail to display any meaningful analysis or thoughtfulness. It is not clear if the student understands the meaning or purpose of the original post.
The student is rude and not helpful at all in their comments.

primary source analysis

below is the writing instructions provided by the professor: Please use simple words. (Level History 115)
A primary source is something that was written at the time of the person or event that you are studying. It can tell you a piece of the story but not the whole story. It is one perspective and may have a specific purpose or agenda.
Find a primary sources by using a primary source from the textbook or finding one online.
(Links to an external site.)You May use other appropriate primary sources as long as you provide a link to the source .
Read and Analyze the source by doing the following:
Who is the Author? Who is the Audience? Why does that matter? What is the overall Argument of this text? What is the Aim of the text? Make a brief argument with examples from the text answering the question, what does this text tell us about the specific event or person that it is related to?
Ideally, this should be done in one to two pages. Make sure to provide examples from the source and proper citations. Make sure to indicate the name and author of the source. First, a Primary source is anything written at the time. So it can be a letter, journal, speech, newspaper article, etc.
Second, this course covers the history of the Americas from 1500 on. You can use any person or event that applies to the scope of this class.
Finally, write a one-page analysis that describes the document, puts it in historical context, and answers the questions. This should be in paragraph form and should be written as a short essay, not bullet points or just answering the questions 1, 2, 3. It should also not be a summary of the document. Instead, you need to analyze it to explain the argument and aim of the author.

1) Please summarize the overall argument of the TedTalk

Students will be able to synthesize the thematic historical influences that shaped the modern history of the United States.
Students will be able to detect the lessons, patterns, or characteristics from historical events to better understand present-day happenings.
Module Learning Outcomes:
Students will understand the broad contours of Reconstruction, westward expansion, the Gilded Age, and the growth of cities up to 1900.
Students will analyze the connections between the failures of Reconstruction and modern racial inequality.
Between 1865 and 1877, the southern states were slowly but surely brought back into the United States after the Civil War ended in 1865. This short period, 1865-1877, is referred to as Reconstruction. As you read in Chapter 16, southern states had to agree to the preservation and application of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments which prohibited slavery, secured equal rights under the law regardless of race, and granted the right to vote to all men regardless of race, respectively. However, white southerners violently stripped many of these rights from black communities in the wake of Reconstruction. The violence enacted against black communities was rarely punished in the courts of Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the rest of the South. The close of Chapter 16 details some of the ways in which southern whites terrorized southern blacks.
For this discussion, you have a choice. You can either watch this TedTalk by Bryan Stevenson (Links to an external site.)or this Tedtalk by Michelle Alexander (Links to an external site.). Both Stevenson and Alexander at the forefront at the battle for justice in the legal system so feel free to watch both!
Then, in your discussion:
1) Please summarize the overall argument of the TedTalk that you watched
2) Then, make an evidence-based argument (using the textbook, the TedTalk, and any other sources that you want) that there is or is not a connection between racial injustices from the 1870s – 1900 and those in the 21st century. Is the model of racial injustice established after Reconstruction a similar model to today or are these two eras not comparable? There is not a wrong answer here. Just be sure to support your argument with evidence.
Your discussion post should be at least 250 words (due Saturday night) and your two posts (at least 75 words each) are due on Sunday night.
Please be sure to remain respectful in your post and your replies, especially. Intellectual disagreements are useful because they prompt us to look at the world differently.

Unit 1 Discussion

PurposeBefore embarking on the study of history, understanding how to “do” history can be useful. To most people, the definition of history is simple – it is what happened in the past. However, it is really not that simple. Since we cannot revisit the past (except if you are Dr. Who), the main task of the historian is to interpret the artifacts that have been left behind. These artifacts from the past are what historians call “primary sources.” Primary sources are the raw materials of history–original documents and material objects which were created in the past. You have probably experienced primary sources in your own life. For example, many of you have visited museums, and the objects found in a museum are primary source objects – things created by those people living in the past. Another example is a book that may have been assigned in a class like one from Shakespeare or Jane Austen; those too are considered primary sources because they are written by authors from the past.
When historians write about the past, they interpret the meaning of those objects. Interpretations of history are known as “secondary sources” and you have also encountered these in your life. A textbook, for example, is a secondary source because it was written by a historian living today. Other examples of secondary sources (which again, are interpretations of the past) include most history books at Barnes and Noble, documentaries on TV, and even movies (think of Twelve Years a Slave). One of the problems that historians face is the biased nature of sources. It is important to consider who created the object, why they created it, and what message was it intended to convey. Even historians can be biased based on their personal beliefs (politics, religion, race, gender, etc.). A good historian attempts to understand these biases and write accounts that are based on sound logic and supported with evidence (sorry fans of Ancient Aliens, that show doesn’t meet the threshold).
The goal of this assignment is twofold. First, you will learn more about the nature of reading primary source documents and interpreting them. Then you will apply what you have learned by choosing a primary source to analyze. By the time you are done, you will hopefully have a better understanding of what historians do!
TaskInitial Post:
1. For Part 1, read the article Reading Primary Sources https://go.view.usg.edu/content/enforced/2391458-C…
and choose 3 key themes from the document that you find most interesting. Spend one paragraph discussing each theme (for a total of 3 paragraphs). In each paragraph, you should clearly identify the theme you have chosen in the first sentence, spend several sentences explaining the theme and providing examples from the article to illustrate your theme, and conclude with 1-2 sentences discussing why you think that particular theme is significant for understanding history. Each paragraph should thus be at least 6-7 sentences in length.
2. For Part 2, you will become a historian by applying what you have learned. For this part, you will analyze one of the primary sources you should have already read from unit 1 and from the textbook. Your answer in Part 2 should clearly reflect what you learned about analyzing sources in Part 1. Full points will not be awarded for answers that merely identify or summarize the primary source. Rather, they should (as the article notes), “identify it, contextualize it, explore it, analyze it, and evaluate it.”
Students whose last names begin with R-Z will analyze “Leo Africanus – Description of Timbuktu ”
First, describe the document you have been assigned and explain why it should be considered a primary source. Then, using what you learned from the article, analyze the significance of the document for historians. What can this document teach us about the past?
Please include both Part 1 and Part 2 in the same posting (do not create separate postings for each). You can post both parts directly onto the discussion board by clicking on “Start a New Thread” and typing in the box. Please make sure that you carefully proof your answer for any typos and other writing issues. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR DISCUSSION POST IS BASED ON THE PRIMARY SOURCES REFERENECED HERE.

The Structure of Early Civilizations

Select one of the following river valley civilizations to answer the questions below: Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Sumerians. Answer each question in 150-200 words. Use three to five individual sources.
What environmental and other factors led to the rise of the civilization?
Describe the civilization’s social hierarchy as a result of population density. What were the major social roles?
What were the major trade items of the civilization?
In general, what role did the leader of the civilization have?
How did the spread of disease affect the daily life for the commoners?
This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide

History Question

For this assignment, you are to read current news articles about Latin America from the website for the North American Congress of Latin America (NACLA) and submit two short reviews during the semester. Please submit one review per due date. Each review is to be at least 3-4 pages and each due date corresponds to a regional topic in Latin America. The due dates for these reports are January 14 and 21. Here are the regional topics corresponding to each due date:
January 21: Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, and Belize) and South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Venezuela)

Please submit your reports through Canvas in either of the following formats: doc, docx or PDF (if you are using Google Docs or Apple Pages to compose your review, please be sure to convert your paper to docx or PDF before submitting it). Late papers will be accepted for each submission, but only for one week after the assigned due dates and will be assessed a full grade deduction. Please use both a title page and a works cited page (neither of these pages count toward your 3-4 pages of text). These two reports will count as a combined 30% toward your final grade. In your works cited page, compose your article entry in a format like this:
Hilary Goodfriend, “El Bukelazo: Shades of Dictatorship in El Salvador,” NACLA Report on the Americas website (February 19, 2020).
In terms of the content of each report, I am looking for two main points of discussion. First, you should devote the first half of the report to a summary of the main points in the article that you selected. To help you to address this issue, consider some of these questions: What is the main issue being discussed? (i.e. immigration, elections, education, environment, women’s issues, crime, etc.) Who are the main personalities mentioned in the article? (i.e. Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President Biden, Former President Trump, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, etc.) How does the issue affect the people of the country mentioned in the article? Does the issue have any connection with United States interests? What do you think could be the best solution to resolve this problem?
And for the second point of discussion, please analyze the article that you selected and present your point of view on the story. For example, how do you feel about the story? How did this article contribute to your understanding about modern Latin America? And what do you think about the author’s perspective on the article? How does this topic relate to contemporary political, economic or cultural themes in the United States today?
Here is a list of articles from the NACLA website pertaining to regions for your second due date. Everybody, just pick any one article from this list for your January 21 review. The dates in parenthesis indicate when the article was published. For the Jan. 21 due date, your reviews will focus on a Central American or a South American nation. These articles range in date from February 2019 to January 2022. now i want to write about SALVADOR this links about it El Salvador:
100 Days of Nayib Bukele in El Salvador: Social Movement Perspectives (Interview) (Sept. 2019) (Links to an external site.)

Alejandro Molina Lara Fought for Workers’ Rights in El Salvador and the United States (Feb. 2021) (Links to an external site.)

Building a Church of the Poor (Dec. 2020)

Bukele Responds to Avalanche of International Criticism: “The People Voted for This” (May 2021) (Links to an external site.)
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Confronting Internal Forced Displacement in El Salvador (Feb. 2020) (Links to an external site.)

Death by Deportation, With Help From the Human Rights Establishment (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)

Deportation Contagions (March 2020) (Links to an external site.)

El Bukelazo: Shades of Dictatorship in El Salvador (Feb. 2020)

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele Has Blood on His Hands (Feb. 2021) (Links to an external site.)
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El Salvador’s Backslide (Feb. 2019)

Left Out of Bukele’s Bitcoin Decision, Salvadorans Face Deepening Inequality (July 2021) (Links to an external site.)
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Poets and Prophets of Resistance: Intellectuals and the Origins of El Salvador’s Civil War (Book Review) (Aug. 2020) (Links to an external site.)

The Hollywood Kid: The Violent Life and Violent Death of an MS-13 Hitman (Book Review) (Nov. 2019)

The Value of a Volcano (Nov. 2021) (Links to an external site.)

Underreported and Unpunished, Femicides in El Salvador Continue (March 2021)