History 7


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1.Name at least three (3) different events within the Civil Rights Movement that accelerated the freedom movements of the 1960s and the Great Society movement. Investigate the manner in which the Civil Rights Movement sparked other groups to push for equality. Include at least one (1) example of such influence of the Civil Rights Movement to support your response. Provide a rationale for your response.

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Assignment 2.1: Policemen of the World Thesis and Outline


After the Civil War and by the mid-20th century, the United States had become the dominant force in international relations. Some have argued that the United States’ military functions as the world’s “police.” This assignment covers the manner in which this shift occurred and the consequences the United States faces as a result of its status as “policemen of the world.” Using the Internet, research two (2) real-life international incidents from the past five (5) years in which:


  • The U.S. used military action abroad.

  • Controversy existed within the American public regarding U.S. involvement.

  • Controversy existed within the country or countries affected by U.S. involvement.


For the first part of this assignment you will create a thesis statement. A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your main idea to the reader. The body of the essay organizes the material you gather and present in support of your main idea.Keep in mind that a thesis is an interpretation of a question or subject, not the subject itself. (Note: Students please consult Stanford University’s Website with tips on how to construct a proper thesis, the webpage can be found at: http://www.stanford.edu/~steener/handouts/thesis.htm


For the next part of this assignment you will create an outline of the main points you want to address in this paper. This will serve as the basis for your Assignment 2.2 Final Draft. (Note: Please use the Purdue Owl Website to assist you with this assignment; this website can be accessed at: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/2/2/55/


Part 1
1. Write a thesis statement that is one to two (1-2) sentenceslong in which you:


State your opinion on the significance of the two (2) real-life international incidents that you have researched. Justify your response.


Part 2
2. Write a one to two (1-2) page outline in which you:


Determine two to three (2-3) international events from the past five yearsthat can be traced back to a foreign policy created after the Civil War.


List three (3) aspects of US historysince 1865 that has led to the US’s rise as a world super power policeman.


List three to five (3-5) international incidentssince World War II where America has taken on a policing role.


List three to five (3-5) driving forces that fueled international policy decisionsinvolving the international incidents you outlined previously. (Consider treaties, exit strategies, elections, wars, etc.)


Use at least three (3) quality references.Note: Wikipedia and other Websites do not quality as academic resources.


Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:


Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.


The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:


Identify and discuss the different ways that the Civil War, Reconstruction, and Industrialization after the Civil War have shaped America’s history.


Summarize and discuss the ways that formal policies of government have influenced the direction of historical and social development in the United States.


Recognize the major turning points in American history since the Civil War.


Use technology and information resources to research issues in contemporary U.S. history.


Write clearly and concisely about contemporary U.S. history using proper writing mechanics.