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Each student will be assigned a topic. Begin researching your topic in class today. Your presentation must be no more than two minutes and should address the following questions:

*How does your topic directly or indirectly connect to imperialism?

*How does your topic connect to American Exceptionalism?



Requirements and Grading: You will not be able to use the computer during presentation. Therefore, you must have all visual aids present when you begin.
25 points______Question 1 addressed

25 points______Question 2 addressed

25 points______Provides accurate historic information about the topic

25 points______Prepared (Does not use note cards, does not hesitate or uses umms). At the end of your presentation I should be able to gauge if you prepared for your presentation.


24. Korean War

25. Germany invades Belgium World War I

26. Iran Iraq War early 1980s

27. Russian Afghan War

28. Iran Iraq War

29. British Proclamation of Baghdad during WWI

30. Germany and Lebensraum



1. American Exceptionalism

2. Spanish American War Outcome

3. Cuba and the Spanish American War

4. Platt Amendment

5. US and the Philippines

6. Arguments for and against imperialism

7. Panama’s Revolution

8. Handing over the Panama Canal 100 years later

9. Monroe Doctrine and Manifest Destiny
10. Boxer Rebellion

11. Social Darwinism and Imperialism

12. Berlin Conference

13. Russo Japanese War and Roosevelt’s Nobel Peace Prize

14. Nationalism using Queen Liliuokalani as an example

15. Sphere of Influence

16. Seward’s Folly

17. Russo Japanese War and Roosevelt

18. French Indochina War between Vietnam and France
19. Cambodian Civil War 1970

20. Cultural Imperialism

21. Iraq invasion of Kuwait early 90s

22. Bin Laden’s 1998 Fatwah

23. US invasion of Iraq after 9/11 and the rise of Al Qaeda in Iraq/ISIS


First sign up for JSTOR
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  1. Students will use databases from the SBHS library database section or the Library of Congress for primary sources. No other sources are allowed to be cited in your paper. As for databases only use EBSCO, Proquest and JSTOR only. The password and log in information is sbrunswick for both password and log in. However, you must register for JSTOR by creating a new account. See JSTOR PDF file in the writing section tab on the wikipage.

  2. Cited work must always be turned in with completed essay. Students should turn in only the cited section not the entire article. Cited section must be underlined in case teacher needs verification of sources.

  3. Student thesis should be underlined and essay must support thesis.

Further directions under procedure are standard for all essays assigned in this class. Therefore, download the file “Writing Guide 2015.”


Footnotes Confusion: Locate the two files on the wikipage in the writing tip section or at the end of this file.
Group 4-The Berlin Conference caused WWI (use of three examples that act as core argument)

1) Topic 2: Locate the James Morrow reading in PDF form on my wikipage under WWI tab. What is the author’s thesis and connection to your topic?

2) Conduct a Google search for The Great War and Imperial History. Read the review for the author’s book located at http://www.theguardian.com/books/2003/nov/09/historybooks.features

3) Log on at JSTOR and read the book reviews for The Long Fuse and Interpretation on the Origins of WWI by Lafore. Three reviews for the author’s book are located on JSTOR. What are these reviewers considering Lafore’s thesis to be?

4) Read the text Triple Alliance and Triple Entente primary source documents.

5) Now conduct your own research on imperialism as a cause for WWI and support or argue against the thesis under essay statement above.


Rubric
Footnotes Confusion: Locate the “Writing Guide 2015” file.

2-Thesis-underlined and developed with specific points your supporting paragraphs will support

2-Opening: Makes indirect connections to content in essay and/or sets tone for essay using historic foundation. No questions or interest catchers

2-Closing-follows writing tips format-Does not write a summary of in conclusion (see writing tips)

6-Defends and supports argument in each paragraph (2 points/paragraph). The two cited sources must support your thesis. Introduce each source! Do not just drop a source into a sentence.

2-Convince-Not looking for you to change my opinion but at the end of your essay do you have a well supported structured essay? Do I feel like you supported what you told me your essay will be about in your opening?

4-Footnotes and bibliography accuracy with separation for different source types

20-80 points flow of essay, one thought, drops the ball, clarity or any deductions for items addressed on writing tip file located on wikipage.

2-Transitions from ending to new paragraphs

2-Correct format followed as far as font, length and hard copy of sources with underlines for cited sections

Heading and title


Justified margins


Your Name

Date

Block


Original Name of Paper

If using a primary source in a body paragraph you must use a secondary source that correctly interprets the historical impact of the primary source document. For example, if you cite the Plat Amendment, you must then find a source by a historian that explains why how or when the Plat Amendment has historical significance.


If using just secondary sources, then the sources must support your thesis or point you are trying to prove.
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