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Final Exam **YOU ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE BOTH ESSAYS FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT. REVIEW THE INSTRUCTIONS FOR EACH ESSAY CAREFULLY IN ORDER TO GET THE MOST POINTS POSSIBLE. ALSO, PLEASE REMEMBER YOUR WORK WILL BE SUBMITTED THROUGH A PLAGIARISM SOFTWARE SO PLEASE SUBMIT ORIGINAL WORK! FINAL EXAM – Essay 1: September 11 Attacks Final EXAM – Essay 1: September 11 Attacks INSTRUCTIONS 1. Be sure you have read chapter 27 and 28 of the textbook. 2. Observe closely the primary source documents listed below. 3. Using your textbook and the primary sources as your only sources, develop a reflection essay with the following paragraph topics. Each paragraph must be 200-250 words. PARAGRAPH 1: Select one interview from the September 11 Digital Archive collection. Why do you consider this particular personal memory relevant and important for our historical understanding or for our national memory of the event? Please reference at least one specific detail from the interview in your paragraph in bold type. If you had the opportunity to interview witnesses to one of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, what questions would you ask? PARAGRAPH 2: What does the response by the U.S. government tell you about the concerns of the country immediately after 9/11? Please reference at least one of the primary sources below in bold type to support your answer. PARAGRAPH 3: Can you think of another time in history when national security and civil liberties have come into conflict? Please reference the name of the event/timeframe in bold type. Do you think attitudes have changed on the balance of national security and civil liberties since 9/11? Why or why not? PRIMARY SOURCE 1 The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania and the public responses to them. Visit the following website that features a collection of interviews and listen to some of these stories. https://911digitalarchive.org/collections/show/267 PRIMARY SOURCE 2 The U.S. Congress created the Transportation Security Administration in November 2001. Airports around the country implemented rigorous security screening procedures for passengers and luggage in an effort to prevent future attacks. Security measures were taken so seriously that The New Yorker suggested an exception could not be made even for Santa Claus and his bundle of holiday presents. “Holiday Travel,” 2001, Istvan Banyai, Courtesy of The New Yorker © Condé Nast PRIMARY SOURCE 3 Go back and review the section titled, “The Aftermath of September 11 at Home” in chapter 28 of the textbook. View the following short video segment of Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States Sonia Sotomayor reflecting on the immediate effects of 9/11 and how they continue to be relevant today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL-3rC95dZU (**start the video at 13:40 and end at 14:48) FINAL EXAM – Essay 2: American IdentityFINAL EXAM – Essay 2: American Identity Attached Files: File On The Pulse Of Morning.docx (13.805 KB) INSTRUCTIONS 1. Observe closely the primary sources below. 3. Using your textbook and the documents as your only sources, develop a reflection essay with the following paragraph topics. Paragraphs must be 200-250 words. PARAGRAPH 1: According to President Reagan, what does “having a positive view of American history” mean and what values does the country stand for? Based on the knowledge you have gained through this course, do you agree with these arguments about America’s past? Please reference at least one time frame, event, or topic you studied in the course in bold type to support your points. PARAGRAPH 2: How does Maya Angelou’s inauguration poem reflect upon the identity of “hyphenated Americans” by the early 1990s? PARAGRAPH 3: How does President Obama define Americanism? Looking back over what you have learned in this course, did his election, as the first person of color to become President of the United States, resolve the questions and crises surrounding the definition of an American citizen? In a post-9/11 world, has America progressed in its inclusiveness? Why or why not? Please reference at least one time frame, event, or topic you studied in the course in bold type to support your points. PRIMARY SOURCE 1 President Ronald Reagan Defends American Morality (March 8, 1983) President Ronald Reagan portrayed America as the embodiment of morality. He attributed American morality to traditional values he associated with Christianity. Reagan believed his views represented 100 percent Americanism and that those who differed were either deluded or suspect. Millions of Americans agreed with him and voted for him. Reagan drew upon his ideas of American morality in his speech here to the annual convention of the National Association of American Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida, in 1983. The speech illustrates Reagan’s concept of history as a struggle between good and evil and his certainty that America was on the side of good. A TRANSCRIPT OF THE SPEECH CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://voicesofdemocracy.umd.edu/reagan-evil-empire-speech-text/ A VIDEO OF SPEECH CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcSm-KAEFF PRIMARY SOURCE 2 Maya Angelou “On the Pulse of the Morning” (January 20, 1993) The following poem was delivered by Maya Angelou as part of President William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton’s First Inauguration on January 20, 1993. Maya Angelou is widely regarded as one of the foremost African-American voices in literature, particularly her groundbreaking autobiography, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, published in 1969. *SEE TRANSCRIPT OF POEM IN WORD DOCUMENT ABOVE A VIDEO CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://time.com/123204/maya-angelou-bill-clinton-inauguration/ PRIMARY SOURCE 3 President-Elect Barack Obama’s Victory Speech (2008) There was no denying the historical magnitude of the Presidential Election of 2008. Speaking at a rally of an estimated 240,000 people at Grant Park in Chicago on November 4, 2008, President-Elect Barack Obama reflected upon the moment and its impact. A TRANSCRIPT and AUDIO OF THE SPEECH CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.npr.org/2012/11/06/164540079/transcript-president-obamas-victory-speech




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