How did the Enlightenment Era Thought influence the Declaration of Independence?

The tensions that arose between Great Britain and her North American colonies as a result of taxation and other measures that followed the Seven Years’ War culminated in war, a movement for independence and the establishment of a new nation. The ideals that fueled the Revolution were grounded in Enlightenment Era thought. These same ideals still shape our vision as we continue to define American Democracy.

How did the Enlightenment Era Thought influence the Declaration of Independence?

In your answer, be sure to address how political thought evolved during the Enlightenment Era and how those shifts are represented within the Declaration of Independence.

Students must respond to at least one fellow student’s posting explaining the reason(s) for their agreement or disagreement, with the arguments that have been presented. WHICH I WOULD PROVIDE IN CHAT.

How did the Industrial Revolution transform people’s daily lives? Be sure to include sanitation and labor.

No later than the fourth day of the academic week, please respond to this thread bywriting a thorough and thoughtful essaythat addresses each part ofoneof the following question sets:

  1. How did the Industrial Revolution transform people’s daily lives? Be sure to include sanitation and labor.
  2. How do Burke and Hare illustrate the changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution?
  3. The Industrial Revolution did not occur in a vacuum. It was in many ways a European phenomenon. One scholar, Joel Mokyr, argues that the very things that we discuss elsewhere in this course (intellectual dissent in the form of the Reformation, Galileo, and Descartes) are the products of European political fragmentation. Because Europe is never unified, there is competition, which encourages innovation and competition. China has unity from the 12th century on, which makes dissent much more dangerous. One can not simply escape across the nearest border to the Netherlands if one has an idea that might threaten the status quo. Based on your reading of Broedel’sThe Medieval Period in Week 2 and the readings in Weeks 4 and 5, what do you think of this argument?
  4. Based on your reading of Carney’sLandscapes of Technology in Week 2 and this week’s readings, how did West African agricultural technology and engineering impact the success of the American colonies of South Carolina and Georgia?
  5. The following quote from Jaques Barzun’sFrom Dawn to Decadenceaddresses the railroad. Discuss the impact of the railroad on daily lives or on the Industrial Revolution. In what ways did locomotion create a technological transformation for humanity as a whole – at least in the areas where it existed?

When was the document written and what was its effect on history?

OVERVIEWOne of the most important skills of historians is the ability to evaluate and analyze primary and secondary sources for this course and future courses. This assignment focuses on this skill as you research and compose a Compare and Contrast Report on selected primary and secondary resources. Read the description in the definitions section below carefully. The questions it contains are the ones you must answer to write your report (see the instructions on the next tab page).Definitions A primary source is a first-hand account of a person, event, or idea. Primary sources provide the “evidence” from which historians construct their vision of the past. A secondary source is a source constructed by historians and others by piecing together primary sources. A primary source does not mean a better resource – it simply refers to a creation contemporary to the events being examined. Analyzing a document means asking the “five Ws” questions – Who? What? Where? When? Why? Evaluating a source involves using the answers from your analysis to explain the document’s significance to the history of the period. When evaluating primary and secondary sources you should answer the following questions: Who was the author and who was the audience? What type of document is it? What is the topic (subject) and author’s thesis? What was the purpose of the document or motive for writing it? Does the writer have an obvious bias? Where was the document written? What about the setting is important for understanding the author’s motivation and purpose? When was the document written and what was its effect on history? What was the historical context for the document? (i.e., what was going on at the time that might have influenced the author’s opinions?) If it is a secondary source, how did the source affect your view of the topic or event? Why was the document written? The purpose may be stated in the document itself or it may be inferred by reading between the lines. Is the document credible (believable); why or why not? RESEARCH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCESFollow the steps listed in the three sections below to complete this assignment. See the Course Schedule and Course Rubrics pages for due dates and grading details for this assignmentPrimary Source Select one of the sources on the Primary Source List tab page. Read the source material for at least 30 minutes and watch the associated video clip (you won’t evaluate the video; it is only provided to help clarify the topic of your source). Analyze the selected primary source using the 5 Ws – Who? What? Where? When? Why? – outlined in the Definitions section of this assignment’s Introduction. Complete the appropriate sections of the P/S Worksheet.Secondary Source Locate a secondary source (book, article, essay, etc.) that comments on the issue or event in your primary source. For example, if your primary source is Darwin’s writing on On the Origin of the Species, you would look for a secondary source that comments on Darwin’s ideas (either positively or negatively). NOTE: Lecture readings or Wikipedia are not acceptable secondary sources for this assignment. Read the secondary source material (i.e., research it) for at least 30 minutes. Analyze the source using the 5 Ws – Who? What? Where? When? Why? Complete the appropriate sections of the P/S Worksheet for the secondary source.Essay Evaluate your sources as outlined in the Introduction to this assignment. Use your completed worksheet to help you craft your essay. Write a properly formatted, double-spaced analysis and comparison that answers the five W’s for each of your sources. (See the example in Module 4’s Research Assignment section.) Summarize what you learned about the event from both the primary and secondary sources that you selected. Make sure you compare both the sources and the source types in this paragraph. Reference your sources with a bibliography at the end of your evaluation for all primary sources, secondary sources and video (if applicable). Use MLA, APA or Chicago style formatting for your sources. Submit your completed worksheet and essay to the assignment folder by the scheduled due date.RESEARCH PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCESFollow the steps listed in the three sections below to complete this assignment.

Where might one find the raw data for Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric? How would it implement tracking Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric in an organizational dashboard/balanced scorecard?

  1. What can Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric demonstrate? What is its importance to HRM and strategic decision-making?
  2. What would be learned from statistics derived from Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric?
  3. Where might one find the raw data for Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric? How would it implement tracking Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric in an organizational dashboard/balanced scorecard?
  4. What, if any, potential difficulties might create challenges in tracking Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric?
  5. Provide an example of a calculationof Absenteeism Rate and Cost metric.

Please make sure that you clearly indicate which question you have chosen to discuss. Clearly and accurately explain your answer based on factual information contained in the assigned readings.

The Civil War ended on April 9, 1865, and the original goal of the North to preserve the Union was accomplished. The task that lay before Lincoln and Congress now were reintegrating the rebellious Southern states into the Union. For many white southerners “Reconstruction was a vicious and destructive experience – a period when vindictive Northerners inflicted humiliation and revenge on a pro-state South.”

QUESTION:

President Lincoln was assassinated on the April 14th, 1865. But what if Lincoln had led the nation through Reconstruction? Would the events and outcomes of Reconstruction have been different?

Please make sure that you clearly indicate which question you have chosen to discuss. Clearly and accurately explain your answer based on factual information contained in the assigned readings.

Students must respond to at least one fellow student’s posting explaining the reason(s) for their agreement or disagreement, with the arguments that have been presented, in order to get full credit for the discussion.

What responsibility, if any, do the wealthy have to the rest of society? What can “The Gospel of Wealth” tell us about Andrew Carnegie and his views on wealth?

Which industry proved to be the most beneficial to American society at the turn of the 20th century?

Read the excerpt from Carnegie’s “Gospel of Wealth,” watch the video clip of this doucment: Link(Links to an external site.)and answer the question below:

Question: What responsibility, if any, do the wealthy have to the rest of society? What can “The Gospel of Wealth” tell us about Andrew Carnegie and his views on wealth?

You must answer to the discussion prompt in 300 words and give a substanial respond to one classmate in 200 words. Make sure you cite your evidence in your response.

Cite/Citation definition: a quotation from or reference to a book, paper, or author, especially in a scholarly work

Andrew Carnegie, “The Gospel of Wealth” 1889 excerpt:

This, then, is held to be the duty of the man of wealth: first, to set anexample of modest, unostentatious living, shunning display of extravagance; to provide moderately for the legitimate wants of those dependent upon him; and after doing so to consider all surplus revenues . . . asa matter of duty to administer in the manner which, in his judgment, isbest calculated to produce the most beneficial results for the community—the man of wealth thus becoming the mere agent and trustee forhis poorer brethren, bringing to their service his superior wisdom, ex-perience, and ability to administer, doing for them better than theywould or could do for themselves. .

How has journalism evolved since the Spanish-American War? Is the role or prominence of media today likely to have a greater or lesser affect on the American public now? Fully explain your answers and give specific examples when needed.

AftercompletingtheWeek1readingassignments,respondtothefollowingquestion(s)witha 150-wordorlongerpost.Additionally,commentonatleasttwootherstudents’posts.ThisassignmentisduebytheendofthedayonJuly 19,butIwouldnotrecommendwaitinguntilthelastminute. Latesubmissionswillnotbe graded.

Question(s):To what extent did Yellow Journalism lead to war with Spain? What benefit did the newspaper owners gain from the war? How has journalism evolved since the Spanish-American War? Is the role or prominence of media today likely to have a greater or lesser affect on the American public now? Fully explain your answers and give specific examples when needed.

What path did Jacksonian Democracy set the early American nation upon?

In Chapter 10 of your textbook, you read about how Jacksonian Democracy set the United States on a new path. Depending on whom you consult, the era of Jacksonian Democracy paved the way for democratization of the United States accompanied by widespread economic development and western expansion. In particular, these experts focus on the abolition of property qualifications to vote, the expansion of universal male suffrage, the growth of political parties and direct elections, politics focused on regional instead of national interests, and the economic development which came from Westward expansion. Others note how this period expanded slavery, denied political rights to women,  African-American, and Native-Americans, contributed to rising sectional divides between the North and South with the Nullification Crisis, and ushered in the process of Indian Removal and Manifest Destiny that later contributed to the genocide of indigenous peoples in the Western United States.

In many ways, these arguments are difficult to reconcile, as one interpretation shows how Jacksonian Democracy brought America into a new wave of democracy and capitalistic development while the other interpretation shows how this era continued to foster violence and subjugation while denying freedom and political rights to others.

Question:

In a response that is at least 250 words, addresses our readings and other classroom materials, answer the prompt below:

  • What path did Jacksonian Democracy set the early American nation upon?

consider what you have learned about the case study and phenomenological research designs. Using the same research problem developed in Week 1, how could you use these designs to gain insights to fulfill the purpose of your study?

One of the many tasks involved in writing a dissertation or a research article is being able to justify the choice of one methodology over others. Just as critical to the feasibility of a study is the stated rationale for selecting a specific research design. This week, you are introduced to two research designs that have several features in common; there are also stark contrasts that are identifiable.

For this week’s assignment, consider what you have learned about the case study and phenomenological research designs. Using the same research problem developed in Week 1, how could you use these designs to gain insights to fulfill the purpose of your study?

Begin by selecting the approach that best fits the problem. Use the resources provided and at least three other peer-reviewed articles to defend your choice (two pages minimum). Create a one-page critique of the other research design that includes arguments why the design may not suitable for researching your problem. Include a summary of the key arguments for your choice.

Length: 3 pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

Explain to me why Woodrow Wilson’s name should not be removed from both the School of Public Policy and International Affairs and the residential college on its campus.

1. Explain to me why Woodrow Wilson’s name should be removed from both the School of Public Policy and International Affairs and the residential college on its campus. You need to cite information you learned in reading the articles, and the lessons on Wilson, the war and the peace, as well as your own logical reasoning for stating this.

2. Explain to me why Woodrow Wilson’s name should not be removed from both the School of Public Policy and International Affairs and the residential college on its campus. You need to cite information you learned in reading the articles, and the lessons on Wilson, the war and the peace, as well as your own logical reasoning for stating this

3. Having stated both reasons, choose one or the other to defend as your “final answer” as to whether or not Wilson’s name should have been removed. Support your answer with reasons and evidence.