For your discussion, first view a video about Confucius put together by Dr. Bryan W. Van Norden, a professor of Chinese Philosophy. Following, review the “Selections from the Confucian Analects: On Filial Piety and Humaneness” you have already read, as well as the additional selection here. Throughout China’s imperial era, Confucius was often cited by scholar-officials as support for their arguments – regarding, for instance, how a person should handle a problem with a personal relationship or what kind of policies the emperor should adopt. For your discussion, select at least three passages from Confucius, explain what you think they […]
After reading Chapter 1 & 2 in your text book, what were your major conclusions about the founding of the new world? What surprised you? On what grounds was it established? What do you think of Columbus? How might this differ from the “rosy” childhood view of Columbus? Did you find anything interesting about the founding of the colonies? Do any colonies mirror today’s states? Please explain these analogies.
John Winthrop distinguished between natural and moral liberty. What logic did he use to differentiate between the two types of liberty? Did his definition create a distinction that separated English people from Native Americans? How did moral liberty work? How did Puritans define liberty and freedom? **You should make sure to provide more historical detail to support your answer and directly address the reading. For example, how did the Age of Discovery impact the inhabitants of North and South America or Africa? Also, you must end your first post with a question. You should refer to ‘Voices of Freedom: A […]
D#2: Core Assessment: Global Economy (Eastern Hemisphere) No unread replies. No replies. Africa has been characterized as the Dark Continent, that it is, it is accused of being on the periphery of the ancient and medieval worlds’ economies. Using the Geography Power Point Preview the documentView in a new windowand the Power Points on Historic Africa 4a The Ancients (Ancient Egypt, Carthage, & Axum)Preview the documentView in a new window, 4b Medieval West AfricaPreview the documentView in a new window (Trans-Saharan Trade, Empires of Ghana, Mali, & Songhai, Mansa Kankan Musa, and Introduction of Islam), And 4c East and Southern […]
Prompt: This week’s reading focused on the life of Puritans in colonial America. Some critics have, over the years, argued that you can still see elements of Puritan life, thoughts, and ideas in America today. American society has often been described as one that clings to its puritanical roots. You see this in various descriptions of current issues and events. For instance, here is a 2017 article recently describing the Baseball Hall of Fame as puritanical, another article from 2012 argues that Puritan ideals and morality are still very much with us today, and another article from 2016 argues that […]
Research the following: 1.) Spanish Exploration 2.) French Exploration 3.) Dutch Exploration. What motivated each group to explore and colonize the New World? How were their motivations similar, how were they different? ? How did Mercantilism and Joint Stock companies motivate these nations to engage in exploration? How were they similar in the way that they treated the Native Americans? How were they different in regards to how they treated the Native Americans.
Many of us already have a preconceived idea of what ancient roman city life was like, whether through books, movies, high school history, and pop culture. After watching this documentary, was there anything that challenged your previous understanding of ancient roman city life? How? Discuss 1-2 points. 2. In some ways, our urban lives today are not that much different from life in ancient roman cities, centuries ago. Reflect on 3-4 similarities between what you’ve learned about ancient roman street life, and our modern urban lives today. Be sure to provide sufficient discussion.
Click on the following link and look at Macklemore’s lyrics to his song “Can’t Hold Us.” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Even though his song is not about the Revolutionary War, some of the lyrics in this song (though not all of them) reflect ideas and issues people grappled with at this time. The music video (found in week 4) for this song also reflects and touches upon ideas found in the documents. Consult the following documents assigned this week: Thomas Paine; Samuel Seabury; John Wesley; Letter from a Farmer; Samuel Adams Pick three of the […]
You are to write a current event paper, approximately 750 words in length, consisting of a summary and analysis of a current event having to do with American government and/or politics. You must cite a minimum of five references (sources) in the paper and include a works cited page at the end of the assignment to provide full bibliographic information for each of the references that was cited in the text of the paper. Current event papers must be formatted according to MLA style, for papers with no title page (see the following link to access an online resource for […]
I’m going to put the instructions my Professor gave me. I’ve had a horrible cold and I think I’m dying but its ok. Please have the book or find it somewhere so you can quote things from it! Book: Nzinga, African Warrior Queen This book is a work of historical fiction, meaning that most of the main characters really lived, and most of the events detailed really took place. And like most secondary sources on history, the author interprets this history, or makes an argument about it. After completing the book, read the “Author’s Notes” (beginning p. 289). In your […]