MODERN U.S. HISTORY Discussion

    At the following link, view the Closed Captioned Interview of former President, Ronald Reagan, conducted by the Commission on the Bicenntennial of the U.S. Constitution in 1991. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRFFDR0S5Ms

     Also view the October 27, 1964 speech Reagan gave in support of the Barry Goldwater campaign for President: https://youtu.be/qXBswFfh6AY

     Also view the following Speech delivered by Ronald Reagan,  known as the “Evil Empire” Speech, 1983. https://youtu.be/FcSm-KAEFFA

Answer the following study questions in a 600-word-minimum essay, quoting each of the 3  primary sources listed above , at least once each to support your arguments. Make sure you provide parenthetical citations of your sources after all quoted materials. Do not answer in bullet points or in a numbered list. I want this composed as an essay. At the end of your essay you must post a study question of your own for your fellow students to consider and answer in their response posts. DON’T FORGET!!!

1. Give FULL identification of the interviews,  the speeches and your textbook : When were they written, delivered, and/or produced? by whom? where? why? their historical setting? who were the intended audiences? Refer to the powerpoint on properly vetting your sources.

2. Your textbook discusses working-class whites leaving the Democratic Party for the Republican Party. Why? What reasons did Reagan give for leaving the Democratic Party?  

3. Compare and contrast Reagan’s domestic agenda, especially his Reagonomics,  as discussed in your text with Reagan’s own words about it in his speeches. Are the differences significant? Why or Why not?

4. Compare and contrast your textbooks discussions about Reagan’s approach to his foreign policy agenda with his own words from his speeches. Again, Any significant differences? Describe Reagan’s role in the collaspse of Communism and the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. 

 
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CRJ 180 Multiple Choice Questions ASAP

According to Erich Goode, a way to explain adolescent involvement in delinquency is through:
Answer    social learning theory
   failure to fit into conventional society
   inadequate child-parent relationships
   social bond theory
Over the past 15 years, the number of females arrested for violent crimes has increased ____ percent.
Answer    15
   25
   30
   45

Infanticide is primarily committed by members of a child’s family using ____.
Answer    poison
   guns
   hands or feet
   knives


6 points  
In 2005, the U.SHistorically, which of the following was not handled by the juvenile court?
Answer    neglected children
   delinquents
   hate crimes
   status offenses

. Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty for offenders under the age of 18 at the time they committed their crime:
Answer    could continue as it is in line with the Stubborn Child Law of the Constitution
   violates the Eighth Amendment
   is acceptable to the general public and, therefore, constitutional
   violates the principle of parens patriae

Once a juvenile is detained and a petition is filed, a hearing must be scheduled within:
Answer    24 hours
   48-72 hours
   85-120 hours
   1 week

When a juvenile is suspected of committing a crime, police have the discretion to:
Answer    release the child and report the contact
   interrogate or search the child
   turn the child over to their parents under the promise of punishment
   both A and B are correct

Most youth tend to pick friends who are like themselves. The term that describes this process is called_________.
Answer    homophily
   heliophobia
   hobophobily
   hormephobia

According to criminologist Ko-lin Chin, Chinese gang activity is dominated by:
Answer    fighting over turf
   accumulating money
   doing drugs
   organizing prostitution rings
The Rochester Youth Development Study found that gang members accounted for _____ percent of the serious delinquent acts in the community.
Answer    10
   18
   nearly 40
   more than 85

Some risk factors associated with gang membership include:
Answer    poverty
   failure in school
   prior violence
   increased drug use
   all of the above are correct

Latchkey children are those who:
Answer    regularly pick the locks on their neighbor’s homes
   have been abandoned at home by work-oriented parents
   regularly care for themselves without adult supervision after school or on weekends
   have highly authoritarian parents
In a study of the relationship between religiosity and delinquency, Travis Hirschi and Rodney Stark found that:
Answer    religious adolescents had lower rates of delinquency
   religious adolescents had higher rates of delinquency
   atheist adolescents had lower rates of delinquency than religious adolescents
   there was no relationship between religiosity and delinquency
According to Russell Hill and Frank Stafford, one way mothers compensate for being in the paid labor force full-time is by:
Answer    spending more money on their children
   cutting down on their own sleep and leisure time
   taking time off from work to be with their children
   spending more time with their children on weekends
According to Bruce Chadwick and Brent Top, the more _____ a person is, the less likely he or she will participate in delinquent or criminal behaviors.
Answer    ethical
   educated
   financially secure
   religious
According to the most recent Indicators of School Crime and Safety report, children were ___ times more likely to be murdered away from school than at school.
Answer    5
   12
   22
   50

Children are ____ times more likely to be murdered away from school than at school.
Answer 16
   35
   50
   80

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in _____, that school officials may legally search students and their lockers without consent.
Answer    Thompson v. Carthage School District
   New Jersey v. T.L.O.
   Vernonia School District 47J v. Acton
   West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette

Research has found that schools with zero-tolerance policies are _____ orderly and secure than schools, which use a case-by-case approach.
Answer    significantly more
   significantly less
   no more
   no less

Peers offer each other a sense of which of the following?
Answer acceptance
   camaraderie
   empowerment
   all of the above are correct

Which one of the following is not a risk factor for very early childhood and delinquency?
Answer    maternal smoking
   bullying
   parent incarceration
   exposure to lead

Impoverished neighborhoods often are characterized by which of the following?
Answer    high rates of self-employment
   inadequate education systems
   strong social support networks
   both B and C are correct

The most effective prevention programs are aimed at children in:
Answer    the earliest stages of life
   preschool and kindergarten
   run-down neighborhoods
   early Head Start program

The numerous early prevention programs conducted since the 1970’s have concluded that:

 A _____ approach to the drug problem involves using a public health model to reduce the risks and consequences of using illicit drugs.
 
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Assignment – Presidential Elections

Assignment 1

Assignment – Presidential Elections

Select a presidential election year from 1952 – 2004.  You are about to take a journey into the past….  Follow the steps below to complete this assignment:

Go to The Living Room Candidate website:

Click on your selected election year to the left.  Read the “overview” section, and each section associated with the names of the candidates.  Be sure to do this first so you have background information on the times and what the major issues were during that election year.

After reading the introductory material, look at the small images at the bottom of the page.  For each of these that you click on, you’ll see an actual television commercial for that candidate’s campaign.  Watch each of the commercials for your selected election year.  While watching take notes about the type of ads they used. How were they trying to “sell” the candidate?  Were they attacking their opponents?  What strategies were they using?

After watching the commercials, go back to the upper right  and click on “RESULTS” for your election year.  Check out the electoral map that appears. 

After completing these steps, you will write an analysis of this election year and the campaign that took place.  Write a 2-3 page analytical essay answering the following questions.  Feel free to expand on your thoughts more – you do not need to stick only to the questions below.

What were your thoughts on the commercials?  Did the candidates “fight fair”?  Did they use good tactics to prove why a voter should vote for them?

If you were a voter in that election, based on the commercials, who would you have voted for and why?

Who won the election?  Did you feel that candidate had the better, more convincing commercials?  Why or why not?

Grading Rubric:

Essay is between 2-3 pages in length – 10 points

Essay, at minimum, answers the thought questions provided – 20 points

Essay gives clear descriptions of commercials, making it evident that student viewed the commercials and understood their content – 30 points

Essay shows analysis of the topic, links commercials to candidate’s success, explains the effectiveness of the commercial on the viewer, etc. – 40 points

Assignment 2

Petition Project: You belong to an imaginary territory that is part of the land mass you know as “The Northwest Territories.” (you can think up your own name). Your territory desires to be admitted into the United States of America.

You must create a petition in a Word document requesting admittance to the Union based upon the requirements described in the Northwest Ordinance (1787)–see this link http://curriculum.kcdistancelearning.com/courses/CIVICSs-HS-A06/s/4_sgov/misc/northwest.htm. In that petition, you must explain to Congress how your territory has satisfied all the requirements (for instance: how did you come up with the population number? don’t just say you’ve reached that magical figure.) 

Part of that petition is a draft of your state’s future constitution. You only need create the “preamble.” Below are links to the preambles of the listed states’ original constitution. Your preamble should resemble them in tone and language.

Indiana  Illinois  Kentucky  Michigan  Ohio   Wisconsin 

 
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American Party System

What did pres. Washington mean in his “farewell address” when he warned of the dangers of factions and divisions created by the negative impacts of “political parties”? what is the impact of party organization and leadership through the first century of our nation’s history in relation to the control and direction of our government and its policies? did Jefferson, Jackson, Lincoln, Hayes, teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson and other presidents have an impact on their “parties ” through their own policies and leadership, and how did they develop their party ideologies and platforms during their administrations?

 
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