The italicized introduction paragraphs are not part of the primary source. Though this article was published in 1904, Sargent is focused specifically on the trend of immigration in the preceding decades.
This letter contains what is thought to be the first recorded use of the phrase “Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick,” which was later to become a trademark description of Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy.
8. Compare and contrast the New Deal era with other reform movements such as the populist and progressive movements. What characteristics of these two earlier reform movements were inherited by the New Dealers?
13. Assess the public’s response to the American involvement in Vietnam. Which Americans were active in their protests? What specific issues associated with the war were the targets of protests? Did these issues change over time? Demonstrate how domestic protests escalated with the escalation of the war.
14. Compare and contrast the Southern and Northern civil rights movements of the 1960s. Who led the movements? How were these leaders similar? How were they different? What were the style and agenda of the movements? How were they similar? How were they different? How effective were the two movements? To what extent did they define American race relations for the future?
16. Summarize the impact of global terrorism in the United States with reference to the post-911 world. How have international relations changed, improved or worsened? How has this incident redefined racial relations and cultural perceptions domestically and internationally? How has the world view of the United States improved or declined?
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